AG Barr has plants in Cumbernauld, Dunbar, Forfar and Tredegar

AG Barr has plants in Cumbernauld, Dunbar, Forfar and Tredegar

AG Barr has confirmed its plans to build a GBP40m (US$61.3m) bottling and distribution centre in the south of England.

A spokesperson for the Irn-Bru maker confirmed the plans to just-drinks today (16 January), but declined to comment further on timings or specific location. "We will update the market further in due course," the spokesperson added.

The facility is expected to have "canning capacity along with the potential for additional PET capacity", the spokesperson said.

In Scotland, AG Barr operates plants in Cumbernauld, Dunbar and Forfar, and owns a production site in Tredegar in Wales. However, the company now generates more than half of its sales in England and Wales following a push outside of Scotland in recent years.

In July, AG Barr said it was bringing forward "the need to plan future investments in production capacity to meet specific format demand forecasts and our general growth ambitions".