CCI Pakistan, Coca-Cola’s bottler in Pakistan, on Tuesday inaugurated its greenfield bottling plant in Faisalabad with an investment of $45 million, a statement said.
The facility is CCI Pakistan’s sixth plant in the country and 26th in the region, it added.
The new plant comprises CCI’s fastest and highest capacity PET lines and will add 450 million litres to the company’s volume annually. CCI has invested more than $500 million in its business in Pakistan since 2008.
Speaking at the occasion, Tuncay Özilhan, chairman Anadolu Group and Coca-Cola çecek, stated,
“I am extremely proud to be here for the opening of CCI’s Faisalabad Greenfield Plant. When we decided to invest in Pakistan back in 2006, we were very confident about the future of this nation. And today I’m pleased to see how our combined efforts have materialized and brought us such a long way in these last 12 years.
“We continue to expand our investment and business in Pakistan, as is evident from this project being inaugurated. Knowing Pakistan’s friendly and hardworking people, trusting Pakistan’s talented workforce and promising youth and fascinated by the very rich and diverse culture of this nation, I can, once again, affirm my belief in the future of this country.”
Also speaking at the occasion, CCI Pakistan General Manager, John M. Galvin said: “We have had a great start to 2018. In addition to the Faisalabad inauguration we also launched our new water brand Dasani earlier this month. We have further diversified our portfolio with the launch of Monster and Mutant in the energy category.”
The company has a total of 25 production lines, 530 plus distributors and more than 330,000 sales points and is catering to a consumer base of 208 million people, the statement said, adding that in the last 10 years it has almost doubled its market share.