A big step forward.
We’re delighted to announce that we have acquired Highland Spring Group’s Welsh production site. The deal, which completed on August 30th, will protect jobs at Highland Spring’s site located in Blaen Twyni, Swansea, and support the ongoing strategic growth of our own business.
The site has serviced major supermarkets in the UK with still, sparkling and flavoured natural source water drinks for several years. The acquisition includes a 40-acre water source in the heart of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. To support our strong growth, it has been one of our key business priorities to find an expansion opportunity in Wales that mirrors our manufacturing base here in Knighton.
William Watkins, Founder and Managing Director of Radnor Hills, said: “This deal represents an important milestone in the growth of our company and will allow us to keep pace with our growing consumer demand.
“The Blaen Twyni site presented us with the ideal opportunity to expand our capacity with a plentiful source of pure natural Welsh spring water, which complements the supply of pure water we already have at our source in Heartsease.
“We’re excited to welcome the highly skilled and dedicated workforce from Blaen Twyni to our Radnor family. The opportunity for us to continue to safeguard jobs in Wales and to offer further employment opportunities to the local area in the fullness of time is extremely important to us.
“We’re grateful to Highland Spring Group for this opportunity and for the professional and helpful approach of their team, which has made the transition as smooth as possible.”
Simon Oldham, Managing Director of Highland Spring Group, said: “We’re pleased to have agreed this deal with Radnor, and I’d like to personally thank every single member of the site’s operations team for their professionalism and support during this transition. We wish them and the team at Radnor the very best for the future.”