Coca-Cola Amatil is to invest AUD 165 million ($118.9 million) in an expansion of a bottling warehouse facility in Richlands.
The new plant, which will have capacity to produce more than 90 million-unit cases of drinks per year, will produce sparkling and still beverages, juices, teas, alcohol and dairy drinks, it will also include a new state-of-the-art 30,000square metre distribution centre with capacity for 45,000 pallets.
According to company’s statement, the facility will be exclusive Australian bottling and distribution centre for Coke’s century-old “contour” glass bottles besides all Australian dairy range such as Australia’s Barista Brothers drinks, it will also to export Barista Brothers and Powerade to New Zealand.
Ms Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil commented: “This site was selected after a nationwide review which identified that we needed to modernise and invest to maintain competitiveness in the market.”
Source: Coca-Cola Amatil