On Nov. 30, CBL North China, the 45th bottling plant of Coca-Cola in China was officially put into production. In response to the national strategy of coordinated development in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, CBL invested the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in North China. China-China North China Factory, complying with the world-class standards, has unique logistics and environmental advantages, and will boost the healthy development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei beverage business, and provide sufficient capacity support to meet the growing demand of consumers in the region.
James Quincey, President and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, and Zhao Shuanglian, the chairman of COFCO attended the ceremony, together sending a good hope to CBL North China.
"COFCO is an important global partner to Coca-Cola. Both parties will continue to expand and deepen their cooperation." Said Madam Luan Xiuju, "Through this project, we try to provide more rapid services for customers and consumers in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and surrounding provinces and make more contributions to local economic development, and create better returns for shareholders".
The establishment and production of CBL North North China is another milestone in the history of cooperation between Coca-Cola and COFCO, which is also our long-term commitment to cultivate Chinese market deeply." Said James Quincey, "As the world's leading beverage company, The Coca-Cola Company is committed to providing high-quality, all-in-category beverage choices for global consumers. As the world's third largest market for Coca-Cola, China represents our most important and most exciting opportunity. I am confident of the future of the Chinese market. We will continue to work hand in hand with COFCO to create more products and items for Chinese consumers through continuous innovation. "
CBL North China Factory is located in Xiangghe County, Hebei Province. It maintains Coca-Cola's pursuit of product quality for a hundred years. In the production process, world-class advanced equipment and technology are adopted, scientific strict management system is implemented, and a plurality of international advanced filling production lines will be equipped after the completion. Among them, Phase I of the project in 2017 engages investment of RMB 500 million, and will mainly be used for the production of ice dew, pure joy water and glass bottled Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fenta. In the future, CBL Huabei will gradually increase production capacity and produce more items of beverage to continuously meet the diversified consumption demand.
In addition, both in the architectural design and in the production operation, CBL North China is very concerned about low-carbon environmental protection, pays attention to green clean energy use and recycling of resources, and also outputs energy to the community in the form of reclaimed water recovery, solar energy storage and the like.
John Murphy, president of Coca-Cola's Asia-Pacific region, and Mr. Curt Ferguson, the president of Coca-Cola's Greater China and South Korea, attended the ceremony.