Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) invested £13million in a speedy bottle production line at their factory in Wakefield, Yorkshire. It creates Contour Coca-Cola bottles from PET plastic at a rate of 40,000 per hour.

Since the first visit from David Cameron in 2010, the second being last year, CCEP invested £100million in Wakefield, boosting its manufacturing capabilities with the most innovative and efficient technologies available.
97% of the drinks sold in Great Britain are made here, and CCEP want to keep it that way. That’s why they invested £52 million in their plants across Great Britain.

So, where else are they investing?

In Sidcup, where a high-speed canning line produces 150ml mini-cans and 250ml slimline cans.

In Morpeth new equipment to make glacéau smartwater. British spring water is vapour-distilled before electrolytes are added to give a crisp, clean taste.

In East Kilbride, where a robotic palletiser stacks boxes of drinks straight on to pallets, ready for distribution.

More at Wakefield. A combined heat and power system will save 1,500 tonnes of CO2 each year – a reduction of 5.6 per cent for the site.