Cott, a distributor of bottled and canned carbonated beverages, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Eden Springs has acquired the Watercooler Gigant business of Leylines.

Financial details of the deal are yet to be divulged by either company.

Watercooler Gigant is a Dutch e-commerce platform, which distributes bottled water coolers and filtration solutions to commercial and residential markets.

Eden Springs Continental Europe president Antonio Alarcon said: “Watercooler Gigant has a strong reputation for quality service across its e-commerce platforms and shares our commitment to organic growth.

“We are excited to welcome the Watercooler Gigant customers to the Eden Springs family and look forward to providing them with even more products and services.”

Eden Springs offers workplace drinks solutions that include integrated water and coffee service solutions to more than 800,000 customers across 18 countries.

Its product range includes bottle-fed water coolers, plumbed-in water coolers and small-pack bottles. Its offerings also include hot beverages solutions, including coffee machines.

Eden Springs has been a part of Cott Corporation since 2016, previously held by investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital.

The acquisition of Watercooler Gigant will add both a new e-commerce channel, as well as nearly 1,800 customers to Eden Springs’ roster.

In February 2018, Refresco completed the acquisition of Cott’s beverage manufacturing business for $1.25bn.

With the acquisition, Refresco doubled its production capacities by approximately 12 billion litres annually.