Coca-Cola opens bottling plant in Qatar and plans to build new plant in Saudi Arabia

Coca-Cola has inaugurated a new bottling plant in Qatar, a project representing an investment of USD 36 million. The facility, which local press is calling the Al Mana Plant, will produce sparkling and still beverages, as well as its own PET plastic bottles. According to the Coca-Cola Company, it is the 26th Coca-Cola bottling plant to operate in the Middle East since 1942, and its first in Qatar.

COCA-Cola has unveiled plans around its new bottling plant which is expected to be ready by 2019 in Sudair City of Saudi Arabia. The plant, which exceeds 187,000 sqm, will create  200 jobs and include production lines for soft drinks and bottled water, seeing an investment of up to SR300 million.

The new plant will leverage state-of-the art technology to support Coca-Cola’s capacity, productivity and capability.

The IUF is questioning what human rights due diligence was conducted by The Coca-Cola Company in both countries where there is a big deficit of respect for human rights.

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