Coca-Cola Enterprises invests £50M in U.K. manufacturing facilities located in East Kilbride, Scotland, Sidcup and Wakefield, England, to strengthen business, reduce environmental impact

LOS ANGELES , November 25, 2011 () – Coca-Cola Enterprises invests £50 million (US$77.28 billion) in its UK manufacturing facilities in East Kilbride, Scotland; Sidcup, England; and Wakefield, England, in order to strengthen its business and reduce environmental impact, Drinks Business Review reported Nov. 25.

CCE’s investment includes:

• £5.4 million at the East Kilbride manufacturing facility, including a new energy-efficient SIDEL SB0 20 bottle blowing facility that will make lightweight PET bottles

• £15 million at Sidcup, including the creation a new canning line, which will use 20% less water and also increase annual production capacity by 20 million cases

• a £30 million new automated warehouse that will increase the Wakefield bottling facility’s storage capacity by 102%

• an ACMI Fenix 165 packaging machine, which removes the need for cardboard packaging for multi-pack products

CCE plans to reduce the carbon footprint at the Sidcup site by 610t in 2012.

According to a company spokesperson, the £50m investment underscores Coca-Cola Enterprise’s continuing and long-term commitment to U. K. manufacturing.

The primary source of this article is the Drinks Business Review, London, England, on Nov. 25, 2011.

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