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Coca-Cola European Partners invests £2.3m in Scottish facility

Published 25 November 2016

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is investing £2.3m in its manufacturing site in East Kilbride, Scotland.

The money will be used to develop a new water treatment plant and upgrade wider infrastructure at the factory,

The new treatment plant will enable the company to recover more water from the site’s four manufacturing lines, saving an estimated nine million litres of water per year.

The investment forms part of a £56m investment across CCEP’s six manufacturing sites in the UK this year.

The East Kilbride site, which produces 16 million cases of product a year, has so far received £18m  of investment.

CCEP East Kilbride supply chain operations director John McCafferty said: “With a long standing legacy of over 50 years in the region, we pride ourselves on being a truly local business here in East Kilbride and in Scotland as a whole.

“This latest investment demonstrates our continued commitment to the future of manufacturing in Scotland as well as local employment and skills development through our growing apprentice programme here on site.”

CCEP is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) in Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

The company employs about 4,000 people in the UK across England, Scotland and Wales at manufacturing sites, offices and depots.

Image: Coca-Cola European Partners' East Kilbride facility in Scotland. Photo: Courtesy of Coca-Cola European Partners.