Shelburne, Ont. – Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc. has acquired a spring water company that also supplies wholesale and private label products.
Ice River Springs Water made the announcement about Fernbrook Springs Bottled Water Company late last week.
Fernbroon was established in 2005 and has a manufacturing facility in Halton Hills, Ont., where it packages spring water into 500 mL, 4 L and 15 L bottles.
This facility will be Ice River Springs’ 10th in North America.
The acquisition is part of Ice River Springs vision to become a global leader in environmentally sustainable hydration products. The company already recycles plastic, which will be used to produce Fernbrook products, reducing its carbon footprint.
Ice River Springs is the only beverage company in North America to self-manufacture resin in a closed loop recycling system.
This pioneering operation takes in bottles from municipal recycling programs, sorts, purifies and then produces certified food-grade plastic ready for reuse in 100 per cent recycled water bottles.
Jamie and Sandy Gott started Ice River Springs in 1995 with a 5,000 sq. ft. building in Feversham, Ont. It is still a privately owned family company, managed by the founders, and has become the largest private label bottled water company in Canada. Ice River Springs has 10 bottling plants; four in Canada and six in the U.S., plus a recycling facility, Blue Mountain Plastics, in Shelburne, Ont.