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Bath Ales to double volume and quadruple size

Published:  18 October, 2011

Bristol based, Bath Ales has announced an ambitious investment plan to quadruple its size in the next five years.

A new bigger facility opened in the last few weeks to house the transport and logistics team from which it aims to see to volumes double in the next two years.

Other functions will be transferred in the next few weeks and months enabling capacity to be expanded, creating further employment.

Roger Jones, managing director, said the market for quality cask and bottled beer has been the one growth area in an otherwise hard-pressed brewing sector in recent years and Bath Ales is one of a number of quality producers that are driving this resurgent interest in quality beer in both the pub trade and take home sector.

"We have the options to be able to commit the right level of investment to sustain what we have achieved to date and to support the potential we clearly have.

"Moving into the new location is a great start, but just the start of what Bath Ales can achieve."

The new site is less than a mile from the existing premises in Warmley on the outskirts of Bristol.

At around 38,000 sq ft it is more than four times the size of the present base at Caxton Business Park.

It also hosts its own bottling facility - which also serves other producers - it places Bath Ales in a prime position to exploit the opportunities for growth.