Coca-Cola FEMSA inaugurates state-of-theart facilities in Brazil and Colombia
Mexico City – June 12, 2015 – Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL, NYSE: KOF) (“Coca-Cola FEMSA” or the “Company”), the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world, announces the inauguration of its new, state-of-the-art bottling facilities in Brazil and Colombia with a combined investment of more than US$500 million.
Built to LEED certification standards, these plants set a benchmark in sustainability in the CocaCola System globally, implementing the latest technology to deliver a more efficient use of energy and water, as well as using energy co-generation systems.
“Through these investments, we reaffirm our commitment with the continuous generation of economic, social and environmental value in Brazil and Colombia. With the help and support of the authorities and communities where we have built these state-of-the-art plants, our team’s hard work and commitment has made it possible to equip these facilities with the most advanced technology available in the beverage industry in order to implement the most innovative and sustainable production processes. Going forward, we are certain that Colombia and Brazil represent a solid investment platform, with attractive growth potential and an opportunity to better serve 119 million consumers in these two countries,” said John Santa Maria, Chief executive Officer of Coca-Cola FEMSA.
With an investment of US$258 million, the plant of Itabirito, Minas Gerais, Brazil began construction in 2012 and started operations in November 2014. With an annual production capacity of approximately 370 million unit cases, this plant is expected to generate more than 600 direct and indirect jobs.
Coca-Cola FEMSA’s plant in Tocancipá, Colombia, began construction in 2013 and was completed to begin operations in February 2015. Through an investment of more than US$219 million, this plant is expected to generate approximately 450 direct and indirect jobs and have an annual production capacity of approximately 130 million unit cases.Descargar noticia