Miles of smiles at capital's drinks plant

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The unveiling of Coca-Cola Enterprises' (CCE's) £30M factory in Edmonton, north London, will mean 37,700 fewer lorry journeys a year - a reduction...

The unveiling of Coca-Cola Enterprises' (CCE's) £30M factory in Edmonton, north London, will mean 37,700 fewer lorry journeys a year - a reduction of 77,600 miles - as it delivers to retailers in the capital and the South East.

The 35m-tall building can store about 25,200 pallets of soft drinks and is fully automated to reduce turnaround times.

The plant produces 1.9bn soft drinks per year.

"The new development will have a huge impact on Coca-Cola Enterprises and its customers," says Stephen Moorhouse, head of GB operations. "This is the largest single amount CCE has invested in a project for 10 years and will ensure that our facility is as efficient on time and energy as possible."

Sensor-activated lights and power at the facility ensure energy is used only when needed.

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