|By ACN Newswire||
|September 26, 2013 03:46 AM EDT||
- Investment includes new blowfill line and 11,000 sqm Regional Distribution Centre
Medan, Indonesia, Sept 26, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia unveils the instalment of new multi-beverage blowfill line and a 11,000 sqm Regional Distribution Centre in their Medan plant today, adding USD 30 million investment into its Sumatera operations.
"It's part of investing back into the business as a whole," Stuart Comino, Acting President Director of CCAI said, "Our business in Indonesia continues to expand, with volumes and earnings growing 15 per cent this year as we roll out more coolers in the market. This expansion will improve our production and logistic capability, and elevate our service levels so we can continue to deliver excellent service to all beverage customers in Indonesia."
The 50.000 sqm Medan Plant houses a total of 4 production lines, with production capacity up to nearly 30,000 cases per day. Medan is CCAI's second plant to house a Regional DC. Its larger counterpart in Cibitung-Bekasi has started operating early this year, and the company plans to build another one in Semarang due for completion in July 2014.
"Regional Distribution Centres will enable us to consolidate all our production and distribution volumes into one site. It will provide us time-efficiency, help us deliver on our goal to develop the most efficient and customer-centric fast moving consumer goods chain in the country,' explained Mr. Comino.
Other than the new line and distribution centre, the office areas have also been given a makeover, continuing the company's commitment to promote a better and safer workplace environment. The company currently employs over 1,000 employees for its Sumatera operations.
"Looking forward, we will continue to invest ahead of the curve in production and distribution capacity in Indonesia. We remain very positive about the prospects of this country, therefore we will continue to position the business well to participate in the strong and growing demand for ready-to-drink beverages, and at the same time promoting development of the local communities everywhere we operate," he closed.
About Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) is a manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks in Indonesia under the license of The Coca-Cola Company. CCAI is a holding company of Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), based in Sydney, Australia and is one of the largest manufacturers of non-alcoholic beverages in the Asia Pacific and is one of the five largest manufacturers of Coca-Cola in the world. CCAI has 9 manufacturing facilities spread across Cibitung-Bekasi, Cikedokan-Bekasi, Medan, Padang, Lampung, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, and Denpasar. Employing over 8,000 people with 90 distribution points across Indonesia, CCAI distributes beverage freshness to hundreds of thousands of outlets in various parts of the archipelago. For more information about Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, please visit www.coca-colaamatil.co.id.
Source: Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia
Putri Silalahi Head of Corporate Communications +62 21 88322222 Evanggita.In.Putri@sea.ccamatil.com
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