Timeline

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1993

Launching at Stock exchange

We launched our initial public offering on the Mexican Stock Exchange and the NYSE. Alfredo Martínez Urdal was named CEO, and in our first year of operations, we were able to produce and sell around 500,000 unit cases.

1994

Arrival at Argentina

Through the majority capital acquisition of Coca-Cola Buenos Aires in Argentina, we decided to cross borders and bet on our first international market.

1997

Pre sale of mobile devices

We acquired the remaining shares of Coca-Cola Buenos Aires, and introduced an innovative pre-sale system and handheld devices in more than 90% of our routes in Mexico and Argentina.

1998

Plant in Toluca, Mexico

We began operations at our plant in Toluca, Mexico, with one production line and an initial volume of 15 million unit cases.

2000

New Director

Carlos Salazar Lomelín was appointed CEO of Coca-Cola FEMSA.

2002

Inovation at beverage industry

We remained at the forefront of the beverage industry with our launch of an innovative 2.5-liter returnable PET bottle of Coca-Cola in Mexico.

2003

Acquisition of PANAMCO

We seized a leadership position in Latin America with our multinational acquisition of PANAMCO, expanding our geographic reach to 9 countries across the region. We surpassed 600 million unit cases, a unprecedented achievement for our company.

2004

First recycling plant

We founded the first Latin American bottle-to-bottle PET recycling plant in partnership with ALPLA and The Coca-Cola Company.

2006

Growth of Latin America portfolio

We broadened our portfolio with our launch of Hi-C brand in Central America.

2007

Acquisition of del Valle juices

Together with The Coca-Cola Company, we diversified our portfolio with our joint acquisition of Jugos Del Valle, beginning a new opportunity to satisfy our consumers’ changing needs. We launched Coca-Cola Zero in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil.

2008

Acquisitions in Brazil

We expanded our position in Brazil with our acquisition of Refrigerantes Minas Gerais (REMIL).

2009

Acquisition of Brisa water, Colombia

Together with The Coca-Cola Company, we expanded our portfolio with our joint acquisition of the Brisa bottled water business in Colombia.

2010

Growth at the beverage no carbonated portfolio, Brazil

We partnered with The Coca-Cola Company to acquire Leão Alimentos, diversifying and expanding our still beverage portfolio in Brazil.

2011

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

We are part of the Sustainability and Social Responsibility index of the Mexican Stock Exchange.

2011

Acquisition of Estrella Azul

We diversified our portfolio after the acquisition of Estrella Azul, entering the dairy and ice cream industry in Panama.

2011

Strengthen our presence

Committed to our expansion, we have integrated three large business groups in Mexico: Grupo Tampico, CIMSA and Fomento Queretano, consolidating our presence.

2012

Commercial appearance in dairy

Through Jugos del Valle we integrated Santa Clara, expanding our portfolio to the dairy category in Mexico.

2012

FUZE Tea in Latin America

We launched FUZE Tea in Latin America.

2012

Sustainability Dow Jones Emerging Markets

We entered the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Sustainability Index and the BMV Sustainable CPI.

2013

Larger volume Bottling plant in México

We consolidated our position as the largest bottler in Mexico with the integration of Grupo Yoli in Mexico.

2013

We acquired the franchises in Brazil

In Brazil we acquired the Fluminense and Spaipa franchises.

2013

Starting operations in 2013

We acquired 51% of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. beginning operations in 2013 and ending in 2018.

2014

Working at two of the most important industrial complexes in Latin America

John Santa Maria Otazua was appointed CEO of Coca-Cola FEMSA. We initiated operations at two of the most important manufacturing facilities in Latin America: the state-the-art bottling plants in Itabirito, Brazil and Tocancipa, Colombia.

2015

Strengthening at dairy trade

Through our Leão Alimentos joint venture, we strengthened our position in the value-added dairy category with our acquisition of Verde Campo in Brazil. We began operations in the Tocancipa plant in Colombia.

2015

We started operations in Colombia

We started operations at the Tocancipá plant in Colombia.

2016

Strengthening as leaders in Brazil

We managed to strengthen our leadership position in Brazil with the acquisition of Vonpar, reaching 49% of the sales volume in the territory.

2016

We started selling and distributing Monster

We began selling and distributing Monster in most of our territories, entering the energy drink category.

2017

Acquisition of AdeS

Together with The Coca-Cola Company and the Latin American bottling system, we acquired the AdeS brand, a leader in the vegetable protein-based beverage category, strengthening our non-carbonated beverage portfolio.

2018

Strengthening at Guatemala

We strengthen our Guatemalan market position with The Coca-Cola Company for the acquisition of the Guatemalan franchises Alimentos y Bebidas Atlántida S.A. (ABASA).

2018

Volcanes Acquisition

Marketing and production company of Los Volcanes Beverages S.A. (Los Volcanes).

2018

Footprint to 10 countries in Latin America

We expanded our footprint to 10 countries in Latin America with the acquisition of MONRESA in Uruguay.

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