CHINA: Coca-Cola marches on with new $106m Hebei bottling plant

By | 25 October 2013

The bottling plant is the groups 43rd in China

The bottling plant is the group's 43rd in China

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a new US$106m bottling plant in China's Hebei region as part of a wider investment programme in the country. 

The 42-acre plant, in Shijiazhuang, will initially bottle sparkling and still products, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, and Minute Maid. Three additional lines will be installed over the next few years, while 2,000 jobs will be created, the company said yesterday (24 Ocotober). 

The facility, which is Coca-Cola's 43rd plant in China, is part of a three-year $4bn investment in the country.

Hebei region, the company said, has become one its most important growth regions, with a population of around 72m and a per capita GDP of $5,259.

“Today’s inauguration of this world-class plant is a major milestone,” said Zhang Jixiang, president & COO of COFCO Coca-Cola. “Upon completion, it will become the largest of our 12 Coca-Cola bottling plants in China.”

Expert analysis

Consumer Trends in the Soft Drinks Market in China

This report provides the results for the Soft Drinks market in China, from Canadean’s unique, highly detailed and proprietary online survey of consumers’ Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets.

Sectors: Emerging markets – BRIC, Soft drinks

Companies: Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Co

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