Nestlé Waters UK is planning to increase the production capacity of its facility in Buxton with an investment of £31m ($39m) to improve distribution and reduce carbon emissions at the facility.

Nestlé Waters managing director Michel Beneventi said: “Our Buxton factory is already one of the most modern and efficient bottling facilities in the UK that is home to Buxton, Britain’s no 1 natural mineral water brand.

“I am really pleased to be making such a significant investment in the long-term future of our site, the largest since it was opened.

“Water is one of the healthiest ways to hydrate and with these developments, we are creating the opportunity to improve the efficiency of our operations even more and increase capacity in a careful and sustainable way. This is an important part of our journey to become carbon neutral by 2025.”

The company already commenced the extension of the factory’s warehouse facility with £26m investment to create advanced logistics operations, as well as reduce the need for external storage.

Nestlé Waters allocated the £5m for the construction of a new pipeline from a nearby natural mineral water source.

The company will use the investment to construct a new a 4.6km underground pipeline from the Rockhead spring at Cowdale Quarry to the bottling facility on Waterswallows road on the outskirts of Buxton.

Nestlé Waters acquired Rockhead spring at the end of 2018.

Nestlé Waters Corporate Affairs and Sustainability head Hayley Lloyd House said: “Nestlé Waters is a major employer in this local area and those who work here are part of the local community.

“As a team, we are very proud to be in Buxton and it is crucial that we protect and care for this beautiful area and landscape at Cowdale. In turn, caring for this water source long into the future and I hope we will be considered as an asset for the town.

“This investment further cements our long-term partnership with the Buxton community and shines the spotlight on our sustainable operational improvements as we strive to become carbon neutral by 2025.”

In January, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announced that its delivery service, ReadyRefresh by Nestlé, expanded its beverage portfolio.