AG Barr is building a new facility in Milton Keynes

AG Barr is building a new facility in Milton Keynes

Here, courtesy of analysts Canaccord Genuity, is a snapshot of UK soft drinks company AG Barr.

  • AG Barr has its roots in Scotland and is headquarted near Glasgow. It owns a growing portfolio of brands that cross a wide range of categories throughout the UK
  • AG Barr has a 5% share of the UK soft drinks market, with about 55% of sales generated in England and Wales
  • The company is investing GBP41.5m (US$66m) in a new manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes that will cover 13 acres and is close to Junction 13-14 on the M1
  • It should double AG Barr's can capacity and grow PET capacity by about 40% by FY2014/15
  • Milton Keynes is being built with future growth in mind and capacity within the new site can double again from the initial phase
  • Sales growth of 4.5% in H1 was ahead of the 2% value growth in the UK soft drinks market