The new factory, one of Europe’s most innovative and efficient bottling facilities, combines for the first time the bottling facility with warehouse capability. The new production lines have enabled Nestlé Waters to significantly reduce its total energy output, as well as reduce the packaging used in its bottles of Buxton Natural Mineral Water and Nestlé Pure Life Spring Water by an average of 25% across the range, making them one of the lightest bottles in the UK.

Nestle S.A’s CEO, Paul Bulcke, said: “This factory will contribute to accelerate the development of bottled water activities and illustrates our capacity for innovation in production facilities via an approach which combines strong and sustainable production efficiency with outstanding environmental performances.”

As part of the official opening it was announced that the factory has achieved an ‘excellent’ grading in its BREEAM Certification. This certification takes into consideration the site’s energy and water use as well as its transport infrastructure and its ecology.

Last year Nestlé committed to invest a further £500m over the next three years.

Nestlé Waters CEO, John J Harris added: “The long history that links Nestlé Waters to Buxton, commits us to being a responsible company in this community, as in our factories all around the world. Thanks to Nestlé Waters teams and thanks to an active partnership with local communities, I am also proud to announce today that the factory has not only achieved an ‘excellent’ rating within the BREEAM environmental certification scheme but is now certified ‘zero waste to landfill.'”