Coca-Cola Canada Bottling (Coke Canada Bottling) has announced a CAD 42 million (approx. $32 million) investment in its Lower Mainland operations to meet growing customer demand in British Columbia.
The investment includes a CAD 24 million manufacturing line and an additional CAD 18 million sales, warehouse and distribution facility, both located in Richmond, British Columbia.
The manufacturing line, which is expected to be operational in spring 2023, will enable the company to produce pre-form bottles, increase capacity and reduce packaging emissions.
Meanwhile, the new sales, warehouse and distribution centre will combine the company’s current distribution centres in Richmond and Coquitlam, offering expanded storage capabilities and enabling a transition of the products from production to placement. The facility, which is anticipated to open in spring 2024, will be home to Coke Canada Bottling’s local fleet and equipment service operations.
“We are a family business and, as the Lower Mainland’s local bottler, we’re very committed to investing in our local business for the long-term,” said Todd Parsons, Coke Canada Bottling CEO. “We’re guided by our mission to deliver optimism and create a better future for our customers, consumers and communities. By increasing our manufacturing capacity and consolidating our warehouse and distribution operations, we’re ensuring we’re able to grow our business and continue to make, distribute, merchandise, and sell [British Columbia]’s favourite beverages for many years to come.”
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