The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell is describing a multi-million euro investment in Ballygowan as a “major shot in the arm” for industry in West Limerick.
Britvic Ireland says the investment of €6 million in its Ballygowan facility in Newcastle West, County Limerick “will help to grow the site's production capacity by over 20% in order to meet growing consumer demand for Ballygowan mineral water.”
It will provide additional bottling capacity for the equivalent of 50 million fully recycled and recyclable 500ml bottles of Ballygowan, as well as enhancing production capability.
28 new roles will be created.
Mayor Mitchell welcomed the announcement saying:
"We have had a stream of positive news from West Limerick in the past week with the opening of Limerick City and County Council’s Regional Athletics Hub in Newcastle West and the launch of the impressive multi-million euro extension to the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum. This €6 million investment in Ballygowan is another major shot in the arm for West Limerick. It demonstrates Britvic’s long-term commitment to Ballygowan which has sourced and bottled water in Newcastle West since 1984. It’s particularly impressive that Ballygowan has reduced its carbon footprint on the site by over 92% and is on the road to reaching net zero on the site by as early as 2025. It is great to see a Limerick operation helping to lead the way to a sustainable future while preserving the essence of our community."
The Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, Dr Pat Daly commented:
“Britvic’s €6 million investment and the addition of 28 new manufacturing roles in our local community is a testament to the professionalism and innovative thinking of the team on the ground in Newcastle West. This investment is not just about expanding production; it's a commitment to sustainability that enhances the local economy and fosters community growth. The choice to use 100% recycled and recyclable plastic for Ballygowan bottles aligns with a sustainable future and contributes to a circular economy. Britvic Ireland must be commended for their vision and dedication to the long-term production of Ballygowan mineral water, and we look forward to the positive impacts this investment will have on both the company and the community in Newcastle West."
Read about Britvic’s €6 million investment in Ballygowan HERE.