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.

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.