AB Inbev is opening a new automated warehouse with space to store 23 million pints of beer at its largest UK brewery.

The global brewer is planning a global roll-out of its new warehouse technology and its brewery in Magor, South Wales has been chosen as the starting point.

The technology will enable AB Inbev to meet growing demand for beer brands such as Stella Artois, Budweiser, Bud Light and alcohol-free Bud Prohibition.

The investment is also expected to cut its carbon impact by 605 tonnes of C02, by reducing transportation between warehouses. It builds on several investments at the Welsh brewery, including a C02 recovery system and a waste-to-energy power generator.

The investment reinforces the brewer’s commitment to its 2025 Sustainability Goals, which includes the target of a 25% reduction to carbon emissions across its value chain against a 2017 baseline.

Lloyd Manship, brewery manager, said: “The investment demonstrates our commitment to Wales. It means we can get our beer out and into stores and pubs faster and more efficiently than ever before, that’s ultimately good for us, our customers and the environment.

“I am proud that this technology is a global first for AB Inbev and look forward to seeing its implementation all over the world.”