Finnish bottled water producer Finn Spring is set to open a European distribution centre in the Netherlands as part of its plan to expand its business throughout the EU.

Finn Spring, which accounts for 70% of sales of natural spring water in Finland, is looking to increase sales throughout Europe after building a healthy export business in Scandinavia and parts of Russia.

Export manager Ossi Peltoniemi said today (3 January): "The new European distribution centre in Amsterdam will provide us with excellent distribution channels within the EU in 24, 48 or 72 hours deliveries."

Finn Spring produces 60m litres of spring water a year, dominating a category in Finland where its nearest rivals are Kivisto and Hartwall.

Peltoniemi added that the company would also look at doubling its bottling capacity throughout the year.