UK soft-drinks producer Britvic has announced it will invest £100 million in its Rugby factory, in a move which will create up to 80 jobs.
Three new production lines have already been installed at the plant as a result of the investment.
Britvic’s investment comes as part of a three-year £240 million investment scheme in the UK, which aims to increase the manufacturing capabilities of the brand.
Jobs created will include technical operators, engineers and team leaders at the site, which already employs 176 people.
The three recently installed production lines have already increased the production capacity of the facility, as the lines can collectively produce approximately 6,000 cans a minute.
The new upgraded lines have also led to a reduction in waste, and can create cans from aluminium and stainless steel.
Britvic has also stated that the investment will help to fund a new on-site warehouse and an aseptic-drink production line, which will create preservative-free drinks.
Clive Hooper, chief supply chain officer at Britvic, commented: “Rugby has been a home to Britvic for more than 30 years. The site has undergone significant change in that time; from the 80s when we manually produced drinks, through to the 90s when we moved to full automation, to our position today as the proud owners of some of the fastest can lines in Europe.
“At every stage, we have worked as a team to drive innovative change and I am looking forward to welcoming new team members to Rugby over the next 12 months as we continue to invest in our Rugby site.”
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