SHELBURNE, ON, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc.
has acquired Fernbrook Springs Bottled Water Company.
In operation since 2005, Fernbrook has a fully integrated manufacturing
facility located in Halton Hills, Ontario, packaging spring water into
500ml, 4L and 15L bottles. This plant will be Ice River Springs' tenth
in North America, providing increased capacity to support both private
label and branded bottled water customers.
To continue its robust growth Ice River will deploy business practices
that include efficient manufacturing, plastic recycling, energy
savings, environmental stewardship and exemplary customer service.
"We will work closely with Fernbrook's trade partners and employees to
ensure a smooth transition and continue to develop meaningful
relationships with all customers, employees and suppliers," stated Ice
River Springs Executive VP, Sandy Gott.
The purchase is directly aligned with Ice River Springs' corporate
vision, "to be the global leader in environmentally sustainable
hydration products." The company already leads the way in the recycling
of plastic, which will be used to produce Fernbrook products, reducing
their carbon footprint.
Ice River Springs is the only beverage company in North America to
self-manufacture resin in a closed loop recycling system. This
pioneering operation takes in bottles from municipal recycling
programs, sorts, purifies and then produces certified food-grade
plastic ready for reuse in 100% recycled water bottles.
"There's enough plastic in the world today, we just need to find ways to
reuse it," explained Jamie Gott, CEO of Ice River Springs, "and this
acquisition will further our mission to develop products and processes
that are better for people and better for the planet."
The company recently launched a new innovative 15L cooler bottle made
with 100% recycled plastic in green under the "Arrowhead" brand in
Western Canada. For more information go to www.Fightfornothing.com.
Jamie and Sandy Gott started Ice River Springs in 1995 with a small
5,000 sq. ft. building in Feversham, Ontario. It is still a privately
owned family company, managed by the founders, and has become the
largest private label bottled water company in Canada. Ice River
Springs has ten bottling plants; four in Canada and six in the US, plus
a recycling facility, Blue Mountain Plastics, in Shelburne, Ontario.
Image with caption: "Ice River Springs has acquired Fernbrook, which has a bottling facility located in Halton Hills, Ontario, that produces 500ml, 4L and 15L bottles. The plant will be integrated into Ice River Springs' industry-leading plastic recycling system and will be its tenth plant in North America. (CNW Group/Beakbane Marketing Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140116_C9224_PHOTO_EN_35598.jpg
SOURCE: Ice River Springs
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