In the past few weeks we've had a lot of things changing and a lot of interest from new customers.
To help cope with the demand we are currently looking at installing a complete line capable of bottling 40-60 bottles per minute ( up to 3,500 per hour), with the ability to increase to 7,000 bottles per hour with a change of capping head. The line will close using ROPP (Roll On Pilfer Proof) caps, with the option of plastic screw caps to those who need it.
As per our current production we will be able to handle both still and sparkling products without the need to blend product separately in to a pre-mix through the use of an in-line mixer system.
Barring any major issues as we bring the line in for a complete overhaul we anticipate that we will be ready to commence production on this new platform in the mid part of next year (2013).
In the meantime, if you have an interest in using the extra capacity then please let us know as we anticipate that we will have to manage the use very carefully.
With this addition we think that we will be the most flexible bottling company in the UK, capable of taking customers from 5 litres to 25,000 litres per day. More importantly we believe that the smaller customer is just as important and we still want to help those very small and just-starting-out as much as we can. After all, they may be the next big thing!