Coca-Cola opens manufacturing plant in New Zealand

In New Zealand, Coca-Cola Amatil has opened a $30 million new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, the largest in New Zealand, for its non-fizzy drink brands. The Keri Juice plant, located in Auckland, is set to produce 84 products across a number of different brands, nine Coke-owned juices, flavoured waters, cordial and sports drinks including Keri Juice, Powerade, Pump and E2.

Coca-Cola FEMSA Reaches an Agreement to Acquire Vonpar in Brazil

Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world by sales volume, announces that its Brazilian subsidiary, Spal Industria Brasileira de Bebidas S.A.(Spal), has reached an agreement with the shareholders of Vonpar to acquire 100% of Vonpar, one of the largest privately owned bottlers in the Brazilian Coca-Cola system, for an aggregate enterprise value of R$3,578 million and an approximate equity value of R$3,508 million (which is subject to confirmation on debt, cash and other customary adjustments between signing and closing). During the last twelve months ended June 30, 2016, Vonpar sold 190 million unit cases of beverages, including 23 million unit cases of beer, generating R$2,026 million in net revenues and an EBITDA of R$335 million.

Coca-Cola investing EUR 26 Mln. in Irish production of freestyle dispenser

Coca-Cola will be investing EUR 26 million in in its Ballina Beverages facility in Ireland in order to produce Coca-Cola Freestyle machines.

Coca-Cola suspends operations at Dasna bottling plant in India

Confirming receipt of notice from Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), the company said it has submitted a detailed response to issues raised over the plant.

Sugar Tax Threatens Jobs, South Africa Coca-Cola Bottler Says

Plants could be closed if proposed charge is implemented
Government aims to reduce sugar consumption, tackle obesity

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the bottling joint venture between the U.S. soft-drink maker and brewer SABMiller Plc, may close South African plants and see profit in the country more than halve if the government pushes ahead with a proposed sugar tax.

Strike decision at Coca-Cola Turkey ends with collective bargaining success

IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is signed a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Coca-Cola Içecek, the Turkish bottler of Coca-Cola products, to apply at its 6 plants in Turkey. The agreement which covers approximately 1300 workers includes a mechanism for 200 forklift drivers to be included in the coverage of this agreement. Prior to this agreement, forklift drivers were not members of the union and were not enjoying the rights and benefits of a CBA.

Bolivia: Working towards building a national Coca Cola workers union

Roberto Vicente Baigorra Chávez, Secretary General of the Bolivian Embol Bottling Factory Workers Union in Santa Cruz, participated in the extraordinary meeting of FELATRAC (Latin American Federation of Coca Cola workers) organized in Buenos Aires. The constitution of an umbrella organization of unions organized in the Bolivian subsidiary of the transnational was the focus of this short interview.

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