Lucozade Ribena Suntory – which is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe – says the new line uses 40% less energy and less water than the previous line. This is in part due to new dry aseptic technology, which uses heat and pressurised air instead of water to clean bottles before they are filled.
These efficiency improvements represent a 4.4% reduction of energy and water consumption for the Coleford site as a whole.
Carol Robert, Chief Operating Officer at Lucozade Ribena Suntory said: “The launch of this production line is significant for us and forms part of our ‘Growing for Good’ vision. It’s fantastic to have been able to invest £13m [$17m] in this line and to deliver a 40% reduction in the energy and water required to make each bottle.”
The investment itself saw approximately £10m spent on new production and processing equipment with a further £3m invested directly in local contractors who built and installed the supporting infrastructure for the new line.