ATLANTA (Nov. 28, 1 p.m. ET) — Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. is investing 50 million pounds ($77.2 million) at three of its United Kingdom manufacturing sites — Wakefield, East Kilbride and Sidcup.
According to the company, 5.4 million pounds ($8.33 million) of the total is for projects at its East Kilbride site. These include the introduction of a new energy-efficient bottle blowing facility that will produce lightweight PET bottles and a packaging machine that removes the need to use cardboard in the packaging of multi-pack products.
Simon Baldry, managing director of Coca-Cola Enterprises in the United Kingdom, said: “We are committed to manufacturing in this country and are proud that 95 percent of what we sell is made in Great Britain. The 50 million pound investment is crucial to developing our business in line with our fundamental objective to grow more, while minimizing our impact on the environment.”
Approximately 30 million pounds are being invested in a new automated warehouse at Wakefield while a further 15 million pounds will boost production capabilities at CCE's Sidcup site, including a new can line