Coca-Cola Amatil is to invest A$ 165 million ($118.9 million) to expand a bottling and warehouse facility in Richlands, Australia.
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” 30,000 sq m distribution centre with capacity for 45,000 pallets.
According to a company statement, the facility will be an exclusive Australian bottling and distribution centre for Coca-Cola brand “contour” glass bottles, as well as the full Australian dairy range such as Australia’s Barista Brothers drinks. It will also export Barista Brothers and Powerade drinks to New Zealand.
Commenting on the move, Alison Watkins, group managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil said: “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