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Coca-Cola expands in Middle East and Africa with New Bottling Facilities in Qatar and Mozambique

Published on November 21, 2016 by in PET News

World’s largest beverage company – Coca-Cola has recently expanded its business in the Middle East and Africa region.

The cola giant inaugurated a new bottling facility in Qatar with an investment of around $6 million. The Al Mana facility in Qatar is Coca-Cola’s first bottling plant in the Middle East that has an area of about 28,000m².

Coca-Cola chose Qatar for its unique position in the MEA region and also because the country is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The new bottling plant can produce PET bottles for a range of sparkling and still beverages under the Coca-Cola brand.

Coca-Cola says, Qatar’s 2030 Vision aligns with its own mission to ‘build local, consumer-driven, customer-focused, profitable and sustainable businesses’.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola also opened a new bottling facility in Mozambique. The facility located in Matola Gare, near Maputo in Mozambique is the largest green-field facility in Coca-Cola Sabco’s history across its seven-country regional market in Africa including – Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Built at a cost of $130 million, the plant has a 300 ml glass bottling line that can manufacture 48,000 bottles per hour. The new Matola Gare site combines operations from two other Coca-Cola sites in Maputo – Distribudora and Machava.

The new facility will enable Coca-Cola to tap the African market. The company also plans further investments in Africa with $17 billion earmarked across its distribution, infrastructure, manufacturing and marketing channels during this decade.

The Coca-Cola Company has been investing in Africa for almost 9 decades, with as many as 145 bottling and canning facilities across the continent.

More about bottling, PET packaging market developments in the Middle East And Africa will be discussed at 18th MEAPET on 21-22 February, 2017 in Dubai.

Email Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details about the event.

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http://beverageproducts.packaging-business-review.com/news/coca-cola-opens-new-bottling-facility-in-qatar-131016-5030915

http://www.herald.co.zw/coca-cola-opens-new-plant-in-mozambique/

 
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