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Britvic announces £26.9m investment at Rugby factory
Britvic has announced a £26.9m investment into the future of its factory in Rugby, Britvic’s largest production site. The investment will see the installation of a fourth canning line, growing the site’s total capacity by a further 18%. As a result, Britvic expects to create at least 20 new jobs at the facility.
The efficient new set-up will produce recyclable 330ml cans for Britvic’s portfolio of well-known brands including Tango, Pepsi and 7UP. The first cans are expected to be produced this November, with the new line fully up and running in 2022.
The new jobs will be predominantly in engineering and manufacturing. Apprentices will also play a vital role during the expansion, filling some of the engineering roles and assisting with improvement projects as production commences.
The announcement continues Britvic’s investment in its supply chain and follows the completion of its transformative £250m Business Capability Programme, improving facilities for the benefit of colleagues and customers.
Paul Graham, Britvic GB managing director, said: “This is yet another milestone on our growth journey, investing in both our supply chain and our people. This new, state of the art canning line will be a fantastic boost for Britvic’s Rugby facility which continues to produce recyclable cans for some of our most popular brands. We look forward to using this additional capacity as a platform to drive further innovation.”
Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby, said: “I welcome today’s announcement regarding Britvic’s latest investment in its Rugby facility. The new roles created are a sign of confidence in our constituency and by creating at least 20 new jobs, Britvic further enhances its reputation as an important employer for the local area.”