BBC's Inside The Factory visited the Ribena factory (Lucozade Ribena Suntory) in Coleford, Gloucester, exploring the processing, bottling and packing requirements before shipping the products to retailers.
Once the blackcurrents are picked from the farm, Thatchers Cider Mill in Somerset step in to support in processing them. But why are Ribena's blackcurrents shipped 200 miles to a seperate facility?
At the Ribena factory, over 400 staff work around the clock to produce 25 different soft drinks - Gregg Wallace
Between September - December every year, they are busy pressing apples for cider. Which means their machinery is available in July, to press blackcurrents! - Gregg Wallace
Multiple Mistral V machines which specialise in cap, neck and shoulder drying, are installed on the Lucozade production line in Coleford.
Our full Full Size Container Drying Machines were also visible on the Thatchers Cider Line in Somerset, drying thousands of cans p/hour.
Lucozade Ribena Suntory employ more than 42,000 people around the world, and are responsible for the following brands:
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