Britvic, the UK-based non-alcoholic drinks firm, has announced plans to invest £6 million ($6.84 million) to expand production capacity at its Ballygowan facility in Newcastle West, Ireland, creating 28 new jobs.
The investment is intended to expand the site’s production capacity by over 20% to meet increasing demand for Ballygowan mineral water. It will also provide additional bottling capacity for 50 million recycled and recyclable 500ml bottles.
Commenting on the investment, Britvic Ireland managing director Kevin Donnelly said: “We are incredibly proud of this latest milestone in Ballygowan’s journey as Ireland’s most loved and leading bottled water brand, and the benefits this investment will return for Britvic Ireland and the wider community in Newcastle West”.
Aside from Ballygowan, Britvic Ireland’s soft drinks portfolio includes brands such as MiWadi, Pepsi, Club and TK.