Coca-Cola Enterprises to invest millions in its Wakefield factory

Coca-Cola Enterprises has revealed it is to invest millions into its Wakefield factory - Europe’s largest soft drinks plant.

Tuesday, 11th March 2014, 7:54 am

The investment is part of a £52M cash injection the Coca-Cola bottler has pledged for its UK operations in 2014.

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At Wakefield, a combined heat and power system, which will save 1,500 tonnes of CO2 a year will be installed alongside a new production line dedicated to making the contour Coca-Cola bottle in larger PET (polyethylene terephthalate) packaging, including 1.25 litre and 1.75 litre formats.

Simon Baldry, Managing Director of CCE, said: “At Coca-Cola Enterprises we are proud to be a truly local business with 97 per cent of our products made at our six factories across Great Britain.

“Our latest funding pledge shows once again our desire to invest significantly in the most innovative and efficient technologies available. It forms an important part of our long-term strategy to continue to grow our business sustainably and make a positive contribution to the British economy.”