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Inver House Distillers opens new £1 million bottling plant

Published:  12 June, 2009

Inver House Distillers, has opened a £1 million new bottling plant at the company's headquarters in Airdrie.

The investment which has been identified as offering an economic growth opportunity to Scotland, will create 10 full time jobs and was set up with a Regional Selective Assistance grant from the Scottish Government.

Inver House Distillers is a subsidiary of International Beverage Holdings which acts as the international arm of ThaiBev and has opened the bottling hall to ensure continuity of supply, cost competitiveness and flexibility for their core brands such as Balblair, anCnoc, Old Pulteney, Speyburn and Hankey Bannister.

The aim is to drive the production, distillation and maturation of Scotch through its five distilleries.

The bottling plant was opened by ThaiBev's chief executive officer, Mr Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi.

Mr Sirivadhanabhakdi said: "I am delighted to open the new bottling plant at our Scotch whisky headquarters here in Airdrie.

"The plant ensures that we can continue to provide our customers with quality, cost competitiveness and flexibility."

Lena Wilson, chief executive of Scottish Development International, which has worked closely with the company 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."