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Greene King injects £40m into new UK brewery
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1 May 2024

Greene King injects £40m into new UK brewery

UK brewer Greene King is investing £40 million in a new brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The new brewery is a crucial part of Greene King's transformation plan as it evolves to meet customer needs. The project aligns with the company's goal to optimise its assets as it transitions to a modern hospitality business. The brewery is located next to Greene King's distribution centre, enhancing the sustainability of its brewing. It will reduce water use by over 50% per pint and improve energy efficiency. This contributes to Greene King's environmental goals, aiming for carbon net zero by 2040 and a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Nick Mackenzie, chief executive officer at Greene King, said: “Brewing in Bury St Edmunds is a core part of Greene King’s DNA. This investment represents a further and significant ongoing commitment to our brewing operations in a town which has such a rich and storied connection with our business and with brewing. As we seek to make our operations more sustainable, our new brewery will future-proof our ability to brew our much-loved brands, as we create a thriving modern hospitality business.” Matt Starbuck, managing director of brewing and brands at Greene King, said: “We have been brewing in Bury St Edmunds for over 200 years. We are passionate about our craft and the development of this state-of-the-art facility will allow us to maintain brewing at the core of our business going forwards. We are excited by the opportunity that this affords and the chance to invest in innovation and the development of our world-class beer portfolio.” Greene King's brewing operations will remain at Westgate Brewery during the construction of the new site, which is expected to be completed by 2027.

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