Harrogate Water announces new investment

Harrogate Water has announced a £6.5 million investment in production technology with the aim of increasing capacity.

The company’s original glass bottle filling line is being replaced with a combination line, which can handle both glass and PET plastic production. It complements an £8 million investment in PET production in 2014 which has driven company growth of more than 60 per cent in the last two financial years.

Managing director James Cain said: “Continuing strong demand in both home and export markets makes further investment essential to remain ahead of the curve. The new production line will provide us with the capacity and flexibility to meet customer needs and compete more effectively in high-volume markets.

“Overall, the business has grown by more than 20 per cent in the last year, vastly out-performing market growth of around eight per cent.”

Marketing manager Nicky Cain said: “We have combined the heritage of Harrogate spa with an award-winning design to create an authentic brand, which epitomises British charm and style. With our sponsorship partners, particularly Royal Ascot and our new alliance with Keep Britain Tidy, we are achieving significant brand reach and recognition.”