Nestle Waters is to bottle its Contrex and Vittel water brands at the same plant in France, according to local press reports.

Le Figaro reported yesterday (19 July) that the mineral water division will link the two separate production sites, located four kilometres apart in the French region of Vosges, by a system of pipes.

The overhaul, which will enable Nestle to bottle its water by format as opposed to brand, is part of a €70m modernisation programme for the unit's Vosges operations, the newspaper noted.