The new facility forms part of Coca-Cola Amatils capital infrastructure programme for Western Australia

The new facility forms part of Coca-Cola Amatil's capital infrastructure programme for Western Australia

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is to open a AUD60m (US$60.3m) distribution centre in Australia.

The Hazelmere, Perth-based facility, which will officially open today (29 November), forms part of the company's capital infrastructure programme for Western Australia, CCA said. It will also be the first distribution centre operated by the Coca-Cola bottler in Australia that manages the firm's full portfolio of soft drinks, CCA said.

The Hazelmere facility is one of two capital projects being undertaken by CCA in Western Australia, forming a AUD100m total investment. The company has invested in PET 'blow-fill' technology at its Kewdale production facility. It will enable the company to design and manufacture its own PET beverage bottles.

Last month, CCA reiterated its expectation that it will buy the Foster's Group assets it is entitled to under the terms of SABMiller's proposed takeover of the Australian brewer.