Orangina Schweppes will purchase Europeenne dEmbouteillage for an undisclosed sum

Orangina Schweppes will purchase Europeenne d'Embouteillage for an undisclosed sum

Orangina Schweppes has received approval from the European Commission for the purchase of French bottler Europeenne d'Embouteillage.

The purchase was made for an undisclosed sum.

The bottler is based in Chateauneuf De Gadagne, France and owns and operates bottling plants as well as being involved in the production of spring water.

Orangina Schweppes did not return comment on a request for further details on the acquisition.

Last month, Orangina Schweppes recorded an increase in full-year sales. The French soft drinks producer, owned by Suntory Holdings, saw group sales climb by 2% in 2010 to reach EUR1.07bn (US$1.46bn).