English Spring Water are delighted to announce the ex Nestle bottling plant at Fillongley, is officially “open for business”, trading as Fillongley Spring Water Ltd. Offering contract bottling services across the UK.
In 2001, Nestle/Powwow designed and built a “state of the art” bottling plant in Fillongley, Warwickshire costing over £6 million, it was designed to be the largest, most efficient, purpose built facility in the UK.
In 2003 – 2008 Nestle invested heavily in the site, bringing it up to meet rigorous hygiene and quality standards and in conjunction with Zenith International a new borehole was sunk on site to improve the quality of the water to meet Nestle spring water specifications at a cost of £1 million. The laboratory on site was UKAS accredited and was the only lab in the industry with ISO 170002 standards.
The 1250 bottles per hour bottling line was installed by the premium Italian manufacturers R.Bardi in 2001 and is still the fastest bottling plant in the UK for 5 gallon bottles.
The company has employed ex-Nestle staff ensuring continued high quality operations at the site.
Until the business went into administration, the plant regularly produced almost 3 million 19 – litre bottles of water per annum.
The plant has now been fully re-commissioned and contracted sales are already approaching 2 million bottles per year.