The Surat Thani site is 170,000 square metres, Nestle said

The Surat Thani site is 170,000 square metres, Nestle said

Nestle Waters has invested THB1.8bn (US$51.3m) in a production facility for its Pure Life bottled water brand in Thailand, as it looks to improve its reach in the country.

The factory, in Surat Thani, is the company's second Pure Life site in the market. Nestle Waters said the new site would serve the 14 southern provinces.

The Surat Thani site comprises 170,000 square metres and includes production, warehousing and office facilities, the company said.  It will produce Nestlé Pure Life in 33cl, 60cl, and 1.5-litres sizes. 

"We are creating value for the community with a focus on environmental sustainability, using state-of-the-art technology that minimises water consumption and an efficient logistics network to improve environmental performance," said Luca Chioda, business executive officer – Waters, Nestlé (Thai). "As a distribution hub for the South, the Surat Thani factory will improve environmental performance as it shortens transport distance by 3m km per year, which benefits the environment. We also... offering employment to the local community and contributing to the economy of the South of Thailand."

The company's other Pure Life production facility is located in Ayutthaya, just north of Bangkok. 

Earlier this month, The Coca-Cola Co and Nestlé agreed to wind up their RTD tea global joint-venture after 17 years.

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