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21st November 2023

Molson Coors Burton brewery set for capacity boost with high-speed can filler

17/11/23 A mysterious white object arrived in Burton today! The 5-metre wide 24-tonne ‘filler’ was being delivered to Molson Coors’ Burton Brewery where, once installed, it will increase the capacity of its canning lines that produce Carling, Coors and other leading brands. All Rights Reserved: RKP Photography (Formerly F Stop Press Ltd) +44 (0)7765 242650
  • The new can filler is part of Molson Coors’s ongoing investment in the site to boost its packaging capabilities and improve efficiency.

Molson Coors Beverage Company’s Burton Brewery has just received delivery of a brand new high-speed can filler and seamer to further modernise its canning capabilities and boost production capacity on site.

Once installed, the new filler will run alongside the brewery’s existing lines to increase the number of cans it is able to produce across some of Britain’s biggest beer brands, including Carling, Coors and Cobra.

The 24-tonne filler made its way through the streets of Burton under police escort on Friday 17th November after travelling from Bad Kreuznach, Germany to the Molson Coors Burton Brewery.

The new filler marks a key element of Molson Coors’ multi-million-pound investment to upgrade the site’s beer and cider packaging facilities, following a £25million investment in the site’s canning capabilities back in 2022.

It has been designed and built to allow Molson Coors to improve both the operational efficiency of the line and facilitate the use of different can formats as brands look to offer consumers more choice.

Fraser Thomson, Western Europe Chief Supply Chain Officer at Molson Coors Beverage Company, said: “It’s great to see this significant piece of machinery arrive at the Burton brewery after making its way through the streets of Burton upon Trent. The new high-speed filler is a great bit of kit. It will enable us to continue to make our operations more efficient and increase our production capacity.

“We’re really proud to operate our biggest brewery right here in Burton and with this new equipment we are continuing to cement the town’s role as the home of British brewing and the wider drinks industry.”

Through its ongoing modernisation programme, Molson Coors has invested more than £100m in its Burton brewery over the past decade, which has been powered by 100% renewable electricity since March 2021. The company employs more than 1,100 people in Burton.


About Molson Coors

For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. In the UK and Ireland we now have four breweries, with our UK home in the renowned brewing town, Burton upon Trent, and a nearly 300-year-old cider press in Suffolk.

Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle. Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK and Ireland includes Aspall Cyder, Atlantic Pale Ale, Cobra, Madri Excepcional, Pravha, Staropramen and Rekorderlig, alongside popular favourites Coors, Carling – the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale – Doom Bar.

Molson Coors Beverage Company is a publicly traded company that is traded on the New York and Canadian Stock Exchange (TAP). The company’s commitment to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment is reflected in Our ImPrint and our 2025 sustainability targets. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.

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