Sanpellegrino opens new mineral water bottling facility in Italy for Nestlé Vera Naturea
Sanpellegrino Group has opened a new mineral water bottling facility for Nestlé Vera Naturea in Castrocielo, Italy.
The €16m project presents a new model for future development of the entire mineral water industry.
The plant is expected to produce 220 million liters of water during the first year. It utilizes energy sourced exclusively from renewable sources, resulting in zero CO2 emissions.
Any waste materials will be collected separately and recycled. Nestle said the Naturae mineral water source holds particular value for the entire Sanpellegrino Group as it enables the company to complete a key multisourcing project.
The company uses three water sources within in the national territory to improve the local water resources and complete the process from bottling to delivery to consumer.
The Naturae mineral water source joins the already active water sources based in the North of Italy, San Giorgio in Bosco in the Province of Padova and in the South of Italy, Santo Stefano Quisquina in the Province of Agrigento.
Nestlé Waters CEO Marco Settembri said: "Castrocielo new plant represents a proof of excellence not only in the entire Italian scenario, but also at an international level thanks to its innovative technologies, which make it Nestlé Waters' best site in the optimization of the consumption of water per bottled liter.
"This industrial project is a further proof of Nestlé Waters desire to invest in innovation and sustainability, continuing to promote the local water resources."
Image: The new plant is expected to produce 220 million liters of water during the first year. Photo: courtesy of Nestlé Waters.