Britvic invests £13m in new canning line

By Rachel Arthur

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The Rugby production site. Pic: Britvic
The Rugby production site. Pic: Britvic

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UK soft drink business Britvic has announced a £13m ($16m) investment in a fifth canning line at its Rugby factory.

The announcement is part of £40m ($48m) investment into the factory over the past two years and takes the site into the top five largest soft drinks manufacturing sites in Europe.

The new set-up will see capacity at the factory increase by 14%, producing 80,000 330ml cans per hour. Pepsi MAX and Tango are among the drinks produced at the site, with the first cans from the new line expected to hit shelves in the next few weeks.

Based on Glebe Farm Industrial Estate, the Rugby facility celebrated its 35th anniversary last year. The latest investment follows £27m spend on the fourth canning line at the factory in 2021. 

The installation of the fifth canning line is expected to create up to 20 new jobs in engineering and manufacturing departments, as is expected to give Britvic apprentices the chance to take up full-time positions in the business. 

Paul Graham, Britvic Managing Director in Great Britain, said: “Developing our state-of-the-art supply chain means that we can increase the production capacity of peoples’ favorite brands, create more jobs and improve efficiency helping to reduce waste."

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