Nestlé is continuing to invest in Europe with the inauguration of a new £35 million (approximately $52.9 million) water bottling facility in the United Kingdom. The Nestlé Waters factory in the town of Buxton, which bottles Buxton natural mineral water and Nestlé Pure Life spring water, is the latest in a series of investments the company has made in Europe over the last two years.
“This factory will contribute to accelerate the development of our bottled water activities and illustrates our capacity for innovation in production facilities via an approach that combines strong and sustainable production efficiency with outstanding environmental performances,” said Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO.
The new factory is reducing its environmental impact in a number of ways including cutting energy use and the amount of packaging it uses. For example, Nestlé Waters bottled water products are manufactured using an average of 25% less PET plastic across its range, compared to previous products. The factory’s heat recovery system is recycling energy from the production process to help heat the warehouse and offices at the site. A new drainage system is also helping to sustainably manage rainwater.