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Radnor Hills buys Highland Spring Group's Welsh site
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6 September 2023

Radnor Hills buys Highland Spring Group's Welsh site

Welsh soft drinks producer Radnor Hills has acquired a production site in Blaen Twyni, Swansea, Wales, from Highland Spring Group. The deal includes a 40-acre water source in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, and supports the "ongoing growth" of the company's business. According to Radnor Hills, the facility has supplied "major supermarkets" in the UK with still, sparkling and flavoured natural spring water drinks for several years. Founded in 1990, Radnor Hills produces over 400 million drinks annually, and its brand includes a range of own-brand spring water, Heartsease Farm, Radnor Splash and its line of school-approved children’s drinks, Radnor Fizz. William Watkins, founder and managing director of Radnor Hills, said: “This deal represents an important milestone in the growth of our company and will allow us to keep pace with our growing consumer demand". He continued: “The Blaen Twyni site presented us with the ideal opportunity to expand our capacity with a plentiful source of pure natural Welsh spring water, which complements the supply of pure water we already have at our source in Heartsease." “We’re excited to welcome the highly skilled and dedicated workforce from Blaen Twyni to our Radnor family. The opportunity for us to continue to safeguard jobs in Wales and to offer further employment opportunities to the local area in the fullness of time is extremely important to us." Simon Oldham, managing director of Highland Spring Group, commented: “Our business is focused on driving the growth of Highland Spring as the UK’s number one plain bottled water brand, which forms part of our long-term strategy to continue to invest in and develop high-quality, sustainable products which provide healthy hydration in an environmentally sustainable way.” The acquisition, which was completed last week, will protect jobs at the location.

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