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LOOK: New Coca-Cola manufacturing plant in Davao

Coke has a new manufacturing plant in the Philippines and it’s located in Mindanao! Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the Philippines, recently unveiled at its Davao del Sur plant its most advanced manufacturing line for returnable glass bottles (RGB) in the country.

The new RGB line has a greater production capacity—further improving on the Company’s service to its customers and contributing to the bid to spur local and national economic recovery.  

“Our investments in 2020 went into ensuring that we can continue to care for our people, secure jobs, and expand our operations, particularly in the Mindanao region,” said Gareth McGeown, CEO and President of CCBPI during the inauguration. He added, “With this new line, we celebrate a milestone not just for the company, but for the region and the country. Today is a testament of the better days that lie ahead of all of us.”

The inauguration ceremony held on February 4, 2021 was attended by Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur Mayor Jaime G. Lao Jr., who was also given a tour by plant officials. The event, spearheaded by the plant leadership team led by Plant Manager Joy Beleno, observed strict health protocols. Adapting to the new normal, Coca-Cola executives based in Manila joined the ceremony virtually.

“We continue to remain strong as a business. We at Coca-Cola know that it hasn’t been easy, but with the support of the IATF, the DTI, and local government partners such as Mayor Lao, and, of course, our people—we’ve been able to emerge stronger from 2020,” said Atty. Juan Lorenzo Tañada, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director of CCBPI. 

Accelerating Mindanao’s growth journey

Paving the way toward a better future through its investments, Coca-Cola is determined to support Mindanao’s growth journey and continue serving its 25M-strong population. Coca-Cola’s presence in the region is powered by four plants—in Davao City, Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga—alongside nine distribution and sales offices, and supported by 3,200 partners and wholesalers.

Davao del Sur’s newest manufacturing line joins the ranks of the lines in Zamboanga and Misamis Oriental in employing world-class technologies—among them, in-line monitoring systems for real-time data capture and analytics, toward improved efficiency, productivity, safety, and quality. Together, these advanced lines are projected to boost the Mindanao manufacturing capacity by 30 percent.

WATCH: VIP tour inside a Coca Cola Plant in Mindanao, Philippines

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