Coca-Cola officially kicked off its new green plant construction in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province on June 26. Located in the South Harbin Industrial City, the new plant represents a $100 million investment and is part of the three-year, $4 billion investment plan that underscores Coca-Cola’s confidence in and commitment to China. Qu Lei,  deputy mayor of Harbin, Martin Jansen, regional director for China & Southeast Asia of Coca-Cola Bottling Investments Group, Glen Walter, CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Investments Group China (BIG China), and Guo Mu, general manager of Coca-Cola (Heilongjiang) Beverage Co., Ltd attended the groundbreaking ceremony…Full Article: The Global Times June 2014

Key Points

  • The new factory will have nine production lines (sparkling and still beverages) and will have a capacity of 1.2 million ton per year. The first phase of construction is expected to be completed in 2016.
  • In 1994, Coca built its first factory in Heilongjiang province in Harbin’s Economic-Technological Development Zone and as of 2014, the factory has three production lines (including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Ice Dew) and a capacity of 190,000 tons per year.
  • As of 2014, Coca-Cola has 43 factories in China and has invested US$9 billion in the country since 1979.

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