The Coca-Cola Company is reportedly considering the purchase of a new EUR100m (US$119) facility in Wexford, Ireland.

The new facility could employ around 100 people and produce soft drink concentrate, according to The Irish Independent.

Coca-Cola already has three Irish manufacturing plants, in Drogheda, Ballina and Athy, but the new facility is not expected to affect these operations.

The company has said it is closing its bottling facility on the Naas Road in Dublin, but would maintain a sales and marketing unit there.

Coca-Cola Ireland spokesperson Tania Meighan told just-drinks: "We are constantly evaluating and assessing the production needs and capabilities for our worldwide system but, beyond that, it would be inappropriate and premature to talk about any specific plans."