Soft drinks firm Britvic is to create up to 40 new jobs at its site in Bramley, which produces mixers and fruit juices such as J2O for the domestic and international market.
Britvic said it is seeking planning permission to expand its current site, expanding its capacity to reflect increasing demand for its brands.
A £25m investment will include the installation of a new high speed plastic bottle line, capable of producing multiple sizes of Britvic’s brands on the one line.
Over 150 people are currently employed at the site. The factory is also the location for one of the company’s work-related-training Learning Zones as well as for seven engineering apprentices, two of whom graduated last month and have recently began full-time work at Britvic.
Ian Forrester, site operations manager, said: “Britvic is a much-loved and increasingly popular British brand with a proud heritage and a strong bond with its local communities.
“In Bramley, our site provides a huge number of jobs, skills, apprenticeships and educational opportunities to the local area. We’re delighted to be furthering this with the creation of new jobs and exciting prospects prompted by increased demand.
The proposals feature an extension of existing buildings which will be no higher than the current structures and all within the existing site boundary.