Coca-Cola opens bottling facility in Cambodia

by Eric Schroeder
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Coca-Cola facility in Cambodia
The facility opening is part of a $100 million investment set to take place in Cambodia between 2015 and 2018.

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Cambodia Beverage Co. Ltd., the bottling unit of The Coca-Cola Company Bottling Investments Group (BIG), on Dec. 5 inaugurated a new bottling facility in Cambodia. The facility’s opening is part of a $100 million investment set to take place in the country between 2015 and 2018.

“This new factory reaffirms our strong belief in this country and helps us to capture the growth opportunities in this young, increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace,” Irial Finan, president of BIG, told guests at the inauguration ceremony. “We look forward to creating a stronger future for our communities and businesses in this country.”

The new plant in Phnom Penh is expected to generate 300 jobs and help create an additional 1,800 indirect jobs across the Coca-Cola value chain, the company said.

The plant will begin operating with two production lines with an option of six additional lines, as demand warrants. The facility, one of a few Coca-Cola plants in Cambodia with Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) international certification, also includes features such as rainwater harvesting, lighting automation, ionized air rinsing and low-energy conveyor motors, the company said.
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