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BBC Radio Derby visits £31m state-of-the-art Buxton Waters distribution centre

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Nestlé Waters' Buxton factory in Derbyshire has welcomed BBC Radio Derby to showcase the latest investment: a new automated distribution centre.  

Factory and Operations Manager Jez McInerney explained how automation has been implemented into the operation to respond to demand for its mineral waters more efficiently.

The 14,000m2 extension has expanded warehouse capacity and brought the distribution of brands such as Buxton and S.Pellegrino fully in-house, reducing the use of external storage, cutting road miles and transport emissions. Jez emphasized that reducing emissions not only helps to protect the Peak District as an area of outstanding natural beauty, but also is at the heart of Nestlé's path to regeneration for future generations, which includes driving circular packaging and regenerating water cycles.

As highlighted by Jez, all Buxton water bottles are now made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) excluding the caps and labels, and Nestlé Waters continues to explore innovative solutions to further reduce carbon emissions along the value chain. 

"As a proud member of the fantastic local community of Buxton, we are grateful for the opportunity to present our latest development to BBC Radio Derby. We hope the listeners liked the sneak peek, behind the scenes of how we have improved the way we deliver Buxton natural mineral water to consumers all over the country - straight from the source," Jez added.

The interview can be listened to here.