Coca-Cola Singapore has unveiled a new $57.5 million storage and distribution centre as it aims to boost efficiency.
Located in Tuas, directly across the road from the company’s existing concentrate plant, the 19-storey facility has an overhead bridge with conveyance system to transport products from the manufacturing facility to the storage warehouse and vice versa.
The site will support Coca-Cola’s business in the Asia Pacific region and will be operated by Pacific Refreshments Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola. Together they will produce and distribute brands such as Sprite, Fanta, Schweppes, Heaven & Earth, Minute Maid and Powerade.
John Murphy, president of Asia Pacific Group of The Coca-Cola Company, said “Asia is one of our fastest growing markets and we see high demand for our wide range of beverages across the region. This new distribution centre is an investment in automation and technology that will position the company for quality growth well into the future.”
Thien Kwee Eng, assistant managing director at the Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “Coca-Cola’s new distribution centre demonstrates Singapore’s position as a strategic base for regional supply chain operations, as well as Coca-Cola’s commitment to set new benchmarks for Singapore’s food manufacturing industry.
“By leveraging automation and digitalisation, key components of Singapore’s advanced manufacturing sector, the investment is proof that companies can boost competitiveness, drive productivity growth and new solutions for the region out of Singapore.”
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