Non-alcoholic beverage leader The Coca-Cola Company has announced that Coca Cola HBC is investing in Knockmore Hill, Northern Ireland to expand its capacity. The company will install a second canning line at the plant to support increased demand for can production, with the capacity to produce 4.8 million cans per week.
The investment will help to expand production capabilities and increase the number of products and pack sizes available, also reducing the company’s reliance on external sourcing from other Coca Cola HBC plants. The fresh investment also supports Coca Cola’s journey towards a World Without Waste, by enabling the introduction of more sustainable secondary packaging for multipack cans.
Prominent investments and expansions by Coca-Cola in the last year are featured below:
February 2020: Coca-Cola UNITED announced the opening of its new South Metro Sales Center at 4913 Mason Road in Union City, Georgia, with an investment of $86 million. The 456,000 square foot facility includes a sales and distribution center, fleet shop, warehouse, and administrative offices. The new Sales Center will serve more than 10,000 customers across Atlanta with beverages from the expansive Coca-Cola portfolio. The new facility sets a new standard in warehousing systems for the beverage industry. In January 2020, Coca-Cola UNITED had inaugurated a warehouse and sales center at Lamb Loop Road and US Highway 41, Georgia, USA with community leader Tifton. The new 300,000 square foot facility is expected to bring 200 new employment to the city.
January 2020: The Coca-Cola Company announced investment of $1.1 billion in France, over the next five years to support the development of its current brands, expansion of bottling capacity, and introduction of new products in the French market. The company has been present in the country for the last 100 years, serving as a key contributor to the food and beverage industry.
December 2019: Hard Rock International (HRI), a world’s leading dining brand, announced a global partnership with The Coca-Cola Company to introduce Coca-Cola’s brand portfolio to Hard Rock Cafe locations worldwide beginning in 2020.
June 2019: The Coca-Cola Company, The International Olympic Committee (IOC), and China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd announced a joint worldwide Olympic Partnership to 2032
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company, headquartered in Atlanta, the USA, is the world’s largest beverage company. The company offers more than 500 sparkling brands to refresh consumers in about 200 countries and territories. In addition to Coca-Cola, the company’s portfolio includes the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as Fanta, Costa coffee, Sprite, AdeS soy-based beverages, Minute Maid juices, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, vitaminwate, Powerade sports drinks, ZICO coconut water, and Simply juices.
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juice drinks. The company ranks among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 associates worldwide, including the company’s bottling partners.