Belvedere factory to build £6.4 million bottling line

PUBLISHED: 13:01 22 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:04 22 May 2013

Food and drink group Princes is investing £6.4 million to install a new bottling line at its olive oil production facility in Belvedere.

The company says the new high-speed line will boost capacity at the site as well as reducing waste at its Crabtree Manorway South plant.

It will also allow Princes to produce lightweight plastic bottles on site – cutting road miles by 129,000 each year and reducing the amount of plastic used in olive oil packaging by 176 tonnes in 2013/14.

Princes employs 72 people at its Belvedere site..

Ken Critchley, managing director of Princes, said: “The new line forms part of an ongoing programme of investment to ensure that all of our manufacturing sites remain leading facilities.

“As well as further driving efficiency, the move has created the capacity to ensure we can meet future growth trends and delivered significant environmental benefits.”

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