Lucozade Ribena Suntory has opened a new bottling line at Coleford, Gloucestershire facility in the UK.

For the production line, Suntory Beverage & Food, the parent company of Lucozade Ribena Suntory, has invested £13m.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory chief operating officer Carol Robert said: “The launch of this production line is significant for us and forms part of our ‘Growing for Good’ vision.

“It’s fantastic to have been able to invest £13m in this line and to deliver a 40% reduction in the energy and water required to make each bottle. In doing so, we are making an important commitment to both the environment and our consumers.

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Currently, Coleford facility produces a wide range of beverages in the UK, including Lucozade Energy, Lucozade Sport and Ribena brands.

The investment has seen the installation of a bottling line, which can fill 55,000 bottles in 60 minutes.

Robert added: “This investment is a vote of confidence by Suntory Beverage & Food in our UK and Gloucestershire operations, ensuring our factory in Coleford continues to be a best-in-class facility for years to come.”

The installation of the line will also help the company to meet its sustainability targets, as the machines use 40% less energy and water.

With the installation of the machinery, the company will also have the option to introduce low-calorie beverage drinks in the market.