Britvic has announced a £26.9 million investment in its facility in Rugby, England, as part of its effort to improve its supply chain.
The investment will see the installation of a fourth canning line, which will increase the site’s total capacity by a further 18%, resulting in the creation of at least 20 new jobs at the facility.
The jobs created will include engineering and manufacturing, with the support of apprentices in some of these new roles.
The new line will produce recyclable 330ml cans for Britvic’s portfolio of brands, including Tango, Pepsi and 7UP. The first cans are expected to be produced in November, with the line ready to operate in 2022.
Britvic UK’s managing director, Paul Graham, said: “This new, state of the art canning line will be a fantastic boost for Britvic’s Rugby facility, which continues to produce recyclable cans for some of our most popular brands. We look forward to using this additional capacity as a platform to drive further innovation.”
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