Growing demand for bag-in-box wine has prompted bottler Cobevco to invest £2m in new equipment.

The company will offer the bag-in-box format in its Cheshire plant from the end of May, following the installation of a state-of-the-art Rapak filling machine.

The company is looking to fill a minimum of 200,000 litres of wine each week, said managing director Adrian Curry, who added that several major producers had already signed up for the service and that more were planning to come on board.

“As consumers continue to demand a wider selection of wine products, more producers are deciding to offer the format,” he said.