Employing some 160 people, the new centre at Blakelands is responsible for the purchase, distribution and refurbishment of all CCE’s cold drink equipment in shops and businesses in the UK.

The Operations Centre is also home to CCE’s Technical Call Centre   and operates as a support function for its field engineering and new nusiness teams.

CCE has a long association with Milton Keynes, with the Operations Centre previously located in nearby Tongwell for 25 years.

The new facility is also situated near to CCE’s separate manufacturing site, which opened in Northfield in 1976 and is responsible for producing a number of brands across its product portfolio. 

Nick Collins, vice president technical services at Coca-Cola Enterprises GB, said: “We are really delighted with our new look Operations Centre in Milton Keynes.

"We are proud to be a truly local business and our on-going investment marks the start of an exciting new era for our cold drink operations with everyone together in one building.”

The new site allows all of the functions to be housed in one purposely designed site, whereas previously the operations were previously split over two different locations.

The building itself incorporates a number of energy efficient features, including a heat recovery system and movement activated lighting, supporting CCE’s ambition to reduce the carbon footprint of the drink in the consumer’s hand by a third by 2020.      

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