CCEP announce £28m investment in Sidcup factory
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has invested £28million at its large manufacturing site in Sidcup, funding a number of new state-of-the-art technologies.
The site operates 10 production lines and is the only Coca-Cola GB site, based in the London Borough of Bexley, to produce 150ml and 250ml cans.
CCEP announced the investment coinciding with the site’s 60th anniversary.
The £28 million has funded a state-of-the-art high-speed canning line, capable of producing 2,000 cans per minute, elevating the site’s production capabilities and supporting the production of sustainable packaging for CCEP’s well-known brands.
Rory Kerr, Operations Director at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Sidcup, said: “Our 60th anniversary demonstrates our long-term commitment to Sidcup.
“We’re proud to be a truly local business, thanks to the continued passion and dedication of our workforce to evolve our Sidcup site and the sustainability of our operations.
“The latest investment will help to boost our production capacity, using the latest manufacturing innovations to produce some of the most loved, well-known global brands from right here in Sidcup.”
Stephen Moorhouse, Vice-President and General Manager, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (GB), said: “Our people and the communities we operate in play a big part in the success of the Coca-Cola brand.
“We’ve been part of the community in Sidcup for 60 years, and this £28million investment underscores our ongoing commitment to the site and the local area.
“The investment is also an important milestone in our sustainability journey, helping us to achieve the ambitious goals set out in our This is Forward action plan, which targets six key social and environmental areas where we know we have a significant impact, both locally and globally.”