Inver House Distillers has opened a new bottling plant at the company’s headquarters in Airdrie. The subsidiary of International Beverage Holdings has invested £1 million in the bottling hall and it will create 10 full time jobs. It was set up with a Regional Selective Assistance grant from the Scottish Government.
The investment continues International Beverage’s plan to have the Scottish base as its operating and marketing hub. International Beverage, which acts as the international arm of ThaiBev, has opened the bottling hall to ensure continuity of supply, cost competitiveness and flexibility for their core brands.
The bottling plant was opened by ThaiBev CEO Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi. He said: “The plant ensures that we can continue to provide our customers with quality, cost competitiveness and flexibility with core brands such as Balblair, anCnoc, Old Pulteney, Speyburn and Hankey Bannister.”
Lena Wilson, chief executive of Scottish Development International said: “The opening of Inver House’s new facility in Airdrie and Thai Beverage’s confidence in Scotland is excellent news, particularly during this time of economic uncertainty. It is also a significant development for our growing food and drink industry, which has been identified as offering a real opportunity for Scotland’s economic growth.”