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Cobevco to launch bag-in-box capability

Specialist bottler Cobevco will be offering bag-in-box as part of its beverage filling capabilities from the end of May this year. The move, which follows a £2 million investment by the contract packer in its Cheshire plant, is the latest development in the company’s range of services, which includes glass bottle filling and packing, on-site bonded storage and consolidated product deliveries.

The installation of Rapak AutoKap 1430 (twin head filling machine will allow Cobevco to fill a minimum of 200,000 litres of wine each week in bag-in-box format. The bottler already has several big name wine producers signed up for this new service, and more brands looking to amalgamate their filling requirements at one location are in talks to come on board over the next few weeks, the company says.

Adrian Curry, managing director at Cobevco, commented: “As consumers continue to demand a wider selection of wine products to fit all budgets, more and more producers are deciding to offer products in bag-in-box format.

“By adding this capability to our services, we can give producers the variety of filling solutions that they need to satisfy retailers and consumers in the UK. It also opens up growth  opportunities further afield in markets such as Scandinavia, where bag-in-box is already well established with consumers.”

This latest announcement comes just weeks after Cobevco appointed renowned Master of Wine, Justin Knock, as its official winemaking consultant. reflects quality of English wine.

31 January 2013 - Felicity Murray