Aqua Vie will now be able to meet US demand for its products after a deal with its west coast bottler means an increase of production capacities.

It has also been reported that part of the production increase will be allocated in time for the launch of Aqua Vie's Hydrator line of beverages.

Hydrator, a "low-calorie, all-natural" beverage is already available in the US and Europe. But according to press reports Aqua Vie plans to launch its latest product into an international food services distribution system, consisting of around 1000 distributors worldwide.

President of Aqua Vie, Thomas Gillespie said: "Our expansion throughout the west and especially the food services arena will increase our market presence both domestically and abroad. It will help establish Aqua Vie's water beverages as the leading edge in a growing worldwide industry."