November 13, 2019

Radnor Hills spring water hits canned water market

Radnor Hills, one of the UK’s leading soft drinks manufacturers, will launch a new canned spring water range next month.

Having been dedicated to producing quality spring waters and soft drinks for the last 30 years, Radnor Hills is extending its packaging portfolio to embrace the can.

Its pure spring water is sourced from the company’s family farm in Powys, mid-Wales, where it takes just seven minutes to filter from the ground into a can.

Each 330ml can provides hydration whilst on-the-go in environmentally conscious packaging. Radnor Hills recognised the benefits of the aluminium can – with its 100% recyclability, long shelf life and transport efficiency. Whilst all its products are fully recyclable, aluminium cans have the highest recycling rate of them all.

Its new canning line is the result of a £3.5m investment and is capable of filling still, sparkling and infused products with a direct feed from its bore holes.

William Watkins, Owner and Managing Director of Radnor Hills, said: “Installing our first ever canning line has been an exciting new adventure for us as a business, and we are so pleased to be able to offer our customers yet another format for their spring water and other products.”

The new can packaging is sourced from less than 65 miles away from Radnor Hills HQ.

Radnor Hills’ portfolio of canned drinks also includes their fully school complaint range Radnor Fruits, which is a blend of 45% fruit juice and spring water.

Their popular Radnor Fruits range has been redesigned in a 330ml can, taking inspiration from the craft beer market for its new ‘wacky’ and colourful look using coloured pull tabs to match specific flavours. Each 330ml can contains no added sugar, preservatives or artificial colours or flavours. They also contribute to one of your five a day recommended fruit portions.

Two all-natural and completely unsweetened Infused Waters are the next product in Radnor Hills’ pipeline. In the meantime, the still and sparkling canned waters are coming to the UK in November and will be widely targeting multiple supermarkets, convenience stores, travel forecourts, on-board travel, education sector, specialist wholesalers, gyms and leisure centres.