Jessica was delighted to open the new storage warehouse at Magor Brewery today.
Jessica said "The brewery is an important part of the community in this area and I know how hard both management and local trade unions have worked to lower the impact on the environment. It is therefore with pride that I am cutting the ribbon on the new development as this is yet another important commitment that will further reduce the CO2 emissions. This is a project that will benefit the brewery, the staff and the wider community."
The facility has taken 18 weeks to build and will allow the brewery to make a number of important changes to lower their impact on the environment. Approximately the size of five football pitches, the facility will help reduce the need for the brewery to use external storage sites, and drastically reduce its CO2 emissions. The development of the new warehouse will remove the need for over 330,000 kilometres of lorry journeys during 2013-14. These journeys would have been required to transfer goods between external warehouses and the brewery. Removing the need for these journeys means that the new facility will save 289 metric tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of the annual consumption of 52 households.