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Bottling factory, Contrexéville

Contrex is a brand of mineral water owned since 1992 by Nestlé Waters, a branch of the Swiss group Nestlé, and is part of the Vittel mineral water company that includes Vittel and Hépar. The water, whose source is located in Contrexéville in the French département of Vosges, was discovered by Dr. Bagard, the first doctor of Louis XV. The water is bottled in 250,000 m² factory complex that employs around 900 people. 635 million bottles of all kinds are produced, of which 11% are exported.[1] The bottling factory is connected by pipelines with the Vittel factory in Vittel, a few kilometers from Contrexeville, which permits bottling of the Contrex water in either Vittel or in Contrexéville.

Contrex is a highly mineralized water and has diuretic properties.

A bottle of Contrex water

Analytical composition in mg/L[edit]

Elements Proportion in mg/L
Calcium (Ca2+) 468
Magnesium (Mg2+) 74,5
Sodium (Na+) 9,4
Potassium (K+) 3,2
Sulfate (SO42-) 1121
Hydrogencarbonate (HCO3-) 372
Nitrate (NO3-) 2,7
Fluorides 0,33
Chlorides 10


  1. ^ "Saga Contrex". Prodimarques. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 

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