Coca-Cola Enterprises factory

CCE’s facility in Edmonton

Coca-Cola European Partners is building a £39m automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) warehouse at its Sidcup factory, set to be operational in 2018.

It said the warehouse would save more than 10,000 road miles and 3,867 tonnes of CO2 a year. It follows the opening of similar ASRS facilities at its Edmonton and Wakefield sites.

“The new ASRS warehouse is a significant investment in sustainable manufacturing for CCEP and has been an exciting project for the team here in Sidcup, enabling us to explore and implement the latest manufacturing technologies to increase efficiencies across our operations,” said CCEP Sidcup operations director Trevor Stacey.

Leendert den Hollander, vice president and general manager, added: “This initiative and our wider investment in automation technology will be an important step in both helping to future-proof the sector and driving forward our sustainability journey by achieving significant CO2 savings.”