Beverage company unveils plans to create hundreds of jobs in Derbyshire

Hundreds of jobs could be created after a deal to bring a global beverage company to Dove Valley Park in Foston was revealed.

CWC Group will build the multi-million pound facility on a huge 30 acre site at the Derbyshire business park.

The new facility will provide both mineral water and soft drinks for the British and Irish market – mainly for Lidl.

Paul Shanley, CWC Group director, said “We are pleased to have concluded a deal with this prestigious German company introducing yet another global occupier onto DVP. This is the result of extensive negotiations both in the UK and Germany. We anticipate building works commencing on site early 2020.”

In a statement, MEG said: “The MEG group of companies, a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group (Lidl and Kaufland), is planning to build a beverage production plant in Great Britain.

“The group has acquired the rights to a plot of land in the Midlands (Dove Valley Park, Derby).

“This land will be used to build a state-of-the-art beverage production facility, where mineral water and soft drinks will be manufactured for the British and Irish market.

“MEG has supplied beverages to British and Irish branches of Lidl for many years. The newly planned facilities will significantly shorten transport routes, helping to further improve the company’s carbon footprint and reduce costs.”