Coca-Cola has opened its 45th bottling plant in China, which is the company’s largest bottling plant in northern China.
Located in the Hebei province, CNY 500 million ($75.6 million) was invested to get the plant up and running to produce bottled water, Coke and Sprite in order to meet growing demand in the region.
The site was built as part of a joint venture between Coca-Cola and its China partner COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages.
The opening ceremony was attended by Coca Cola’s CEO James Quincey and Zhao Shuanglian, chairman of COFCO.
Quincey said: “As Coca-Cola’s third largest market in the world, China represents an important and exciting opportunity for us, and I am confident of the future of the Chinese market.
“We will continue to work with COFCO, and through continuous innovation we will create more products for Chinese consumers.”
Luan Xiuju, president of COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages, added: “COFCO is one of Coca-Cola’s key partners in the world and the co-operation between both parties will continue to expand and deepen.”
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