Coca-Cola European Partners, the Coca-Cola bottler, has announced the opening of a new canning production line at its factory in Sidcup, UK at a cost of £16 million ($20 million).
The firm said the new line was part of a £55 million($68 milliuon) investment into its Sidcup operations and would be dedicated to making CCEP’s latest lightweight cans, which range from in size from 330ml to 500ml.
In addition to the new production line, CCEP said the investment would support a new automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) warehouse at the site.
Commenting on the move, Rory Kerr, Operations Director at CCEP Sidcup, said: “This recent investment demonstrates Coca-Cola European Partners’ long-term commitment to the Sidcup area and to manufacturing in GB as a whole. Investments such as this really help to elevate our business capabilities and support the manufacturing and distribution network in England more broadly”.