Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has acquired a bottling facility in High Springs, Florida from Ice River Springs Marianna.
The 300,000 square foot facility will be NWNA’s third manufacturing location in Florida, including its operations in Madison and Pasco counties. The transaction closed on December 28, 2018, and there will be a brief mutually agreed upon post-close transition. Purchase terms were not disclosed.
Nestlé Waters North America technical and production executive vice president Alex Gregorian said: “We are evolving our operations to better support the future needs of our business and position the company for long-term success.
“This strategically located facility will enable us to more efficiently serve current and future customers of our popular Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water and Nestlé Pure Life bottled water brands. We look forward to being a part of the High Springs community.”
Ice River Springs co-owner Sandy Gott said: “Nestlé Waters North America has a strong track record of water stewardship and springs protection, making it a great home for the business as it continues to grow the bottled water industry here in High Springs.
“Over the past six years, the High Springs team and facility has been a great success for our company. Ice River Springs will transition our Florida business to our new plant in Miami.”
Nestlé Waters North America offers an unrivaled portfolio of bottled water brands for healthy hydration, including Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Nestlé® Pure Life , Perrier and S. Pellegrino.
The company also owns and operates ReadyRefreshSM by Nestlé , a customizable water and beverage delivery service. Just Click and Quench.
Based in Stamford, Connecticut with approximately 8,000 associates located in North America, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint across our operations. We manage natural resources for long-term sustainability, and we conserve nearly 21,000 acres of natural watershed area.
We currently source water for our six regional spring water brands from 47 springs across the U.S. We are also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where we operate in the US.
Source: Company Press Release