Nestlé Waters builds state-of-the-art bottling plant in Buxton

December 20, 2011

Nestlé Waters is investing more than £35 million in a new state-of-the-art factory  in Buxton, England.  After many years of research and development, the factory will be one of Europe's most innovative and efficient bottling facilities when it opens in spring 2012.

The new factory will for the first time combine the Nestle Waters UK bottling facility with warehousing capability. The new bottling  lines will  significantly reduce  the site's total energy output and will produce the lightest weight bottled water bottles made in the UK. The innovative new bottle design will use an average of 25 percent less PET plastic than the current design, and will be used across the range of Buxton Natural Mineral Water and Nestle Pure Life up to and including 1 ltr still bottles.

‘Demand for our bottled water brands has seen double-digit growth over the last three years. This major investment in a state-of-the-art factory in Buxton clearly demonstrates our commitment to our market-leading portfolio of bottled water’, said Paolo Sangiorgi, Managing Director of Nestle Waters UK.

‘The innovative design of the site will enable us to significantly reduce our energy and water consumption, making our business sustainable for the long term', he continued. 'As part of our site's  development, we will also continue to work closely with the local community on projects such as our on-the-go recycling programme and our Project WET schools initiative, which educates teachers and children on the vital role water plays in our lives.’

The new site  will enable  Nestlé Waters to continue decreasing the amount of water used in  its manufacturing.  Moreover, by the end of 2012 the site aims to be certified zero waste to landfill.

As a part of the factory's development Nestle Waters is also working to achieve  an ‘excellent’ rating within the BREEAM environmental certification scheme. This certification evaluates the innovative solutions to minimise  the environmental impact of the building  the operation's running costs  and the site's  transport infrastructure and ecology.

Original Derbyshire dry stone walls will feature strongly in the design of the new Buxton site  and will be used to reinstate field patterns and define site boundaries. A sustainable drainage system will  manage the  water that runs off from the new site.  The company is also considering options for utilising  the heat generated by the bottling lines to heat  the warehouse and office areas.