Coca-Cola Entreprise (CCE) is planning to invest EUR36m (US$46.6m) at two of its five production plants in France this year.

The company is spending EUR25m in setting up an aseptic environment production line at its plant in Dunkirk, which serves markets in northern France and the Benelux.

The move will see CCE produce non-fizzy drinks at the plant such as orange juice brand Minute Maid and energy drink Powerade, which are imported into France. The new line is scheduled to enter service in spring 2008.  

CCE is also investing EUR11m to build a logistics facility at its production site at Pennes-Mirabeau, near Marseilles, in order to better serve southern France.     

Over a period of six years to 2008, CCE will have invested EUR156m in France.