Self-powered bottling facility to open

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A total of £20 million has been invested by the Lanchester Group in the UK’s newest wine bottling facility, which will reportedly be self-powered.

The Lanchester Group is made up of five business within the UK wine industry. Each company is family owned, and the group has eight sites spanning the country from the South Coast and London to Yorkshire, the North East and the North West, including 920,000 square feet of warehouse space. The new wine bottling facility is in the process of being constructed in County Durham at the group’s Greencroft Bottling site.

Passionate about being carbon negative, the Lanchester Group is committed to producing more energy than what they use. Using modern technology and innovations, the group has already invested millions into ensuring its sites produce renewable energy. The new building at Greencroft Bottling, costing £20m will almost double the current capacity at the site at over 22,000 square metres.

The building will be fitted with PowerPanels from Quadcore insulation and will have two megawatts of solar power, which will give the building the ability to generate approximately 1.7m kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. The space will be able to accommodate up to 10 new bottling lines and seven other lines for different types of sustainable packaging.

Reportedly, the new facility will be operational by the Spring of 2023. The first to operate will be a counter-pressure line that will have sparkling capabilities. Next year, people may be able to enjoy a glass of their favourite wine in engraved glassware, from this new state-of-the-art facility.

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