Engineering business Lorien is working with UK-based soft drinks manufacturer Britvic on the installation of PET production lines at the company’s Leeds and Rugby manufacturing sites.

Lorien is part of a project team, created and led by Britvic, to deliver what it claims is ‘a step-change in business capability’. Lorien is supporting Britvic with project management, compliance, and design resources at all stages of the development. The upgrades have also been designed to help the company minimise the impact of its operations on the environment in line with its sustainable strategy.

Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in the UK and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks in the country. Headquartered in the UK, it operates in or exports to more than 50 countries, selling 2.3 billion litres of drinks globally every year. 

Adam Hartley, engineering and plant development manager leading the installation group for Britvic, said: “The project demonstrates Britvic’s commitment to providing the latest technology to optimise operations and reduce the impact on the planet. Working collaboratively with our suppliers and the supporting project team has been crucial to maximising the potential of the sites and setting them up for success in the long term.”

Engineering manager at Lorien, Chris Bullock, added: “The cooperation of factory staff at all levels has been appreciated as we assist in future-proofing their site operations over the course of these projects. We are delighted to support Britvic as it continues to grow.”