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One of the largest independent bottler Refresco, agreed to acquire three of production facility in the United States from The Coca-Cola Company. The deal includes production facilities in Truesdale (Missouri), Waco (Texas) and Paw Paw (Michigan).

  • Refresco will become one of Coca-Cola’s strategic third-party contract manufacturers in the United States.
  • Refresco, the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America
  • All three hotfill production locations are highly complementary to Refresco North America’s current manufacturing footprint.

    The prominent deals and expansions by Refresco are mentioned below:

    July 2021: Refresco had entered into an agreement to acquire HANSA-HEEMANN. HANSA-HEEMANN, headquartered in Rellingen, Germany, is a family-owned, independent beverage manufacturer with five production sites spread across Germany. Its operational excellence, industry expertise and integrated value chain enable HANSA-HEEMANN to offer customers best-in-class service.

    Oct 2020: Refresco had completed the acquisition of Britvic’s three juice manufacturing facilities in France, following the receipt of regulatory approval from the French competition authority.

    Nov 2019: Refresco announces that it had entered into an agreement with AZPACK (Arizona Production & Packaging) to acquire their manufacturing activities located in Tempe, Arizona, USA. With this agreement, Refresco further expands its footprint in North America to enable strategic growth in this region.

    Sep 2019: Refresco entered into an agreement with Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) to acquire their Milton Keynes manufacturing site in the UK. Included in the agreement are a lease contract of CCEP’s warehouse site in Northampton and contract manufacturing activities. This acquisition fits Refresco’s buy & build strategy and confirms our focus on expanding our contract manufacturing business and manufacturing footprint in the UK.

About Refresco
Refresco headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is a leading independent bottler of beverages for retailers. The company operate over 60 manufacturing sites in Europe and North America. The company offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from fruit juices to carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters in carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass. The company has more than 10,000 employees across the world.

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