Coke Canada bottling to invest $42M in B.C. Lower Mainland facilities
by CM Staff
The new manufacturing line at the Richmond manufacturing facility will enable the usage of pre-form bottles, add capacity to the facility, and help decrease packaging emissions.
VANCOUVER — On Jun. 21, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (Coke Canada Bottling) announced that the company is making capital investments of close to $42 million in its Lower Mainland operations to help the company meet the needs of customers in British Columbia and try and enable its capability to grow in the market. The investments include $24 million in a new manufacturing line at its Richmond facility as well as an additional $18 million in a new, specialized, combined sales, warehouse and distribution facility, also to be located in Richmond.
“We are a family business and, as the Lower Mainland’s local bottler, we’re very committed to investing in our local business for the long-term,” said Todd Parsons, Coke Canada Bottling CEO. “We’re guided by our Mission to deliver optimism and create a better future for our customers, consumers, and communities. By increasing our manufacturing capacity and consolidating our warehouse and distribution operations, we’re ensuring we’re able to grow our business and continue to make, distribute, merchandise, and sell B.C.’s favourite beverages for many years to come.”
The new manufacturing line at the Richmond manufacturing facility will enable the usage of pre-form bottles, add capacity to the facility, and help decrease packaging emissions. It is expected to be operational in Spring 2023.
The new sales, warehouse and distribution centre will combine the capabilities of the company’s current distribution centres in Richmond and Coquitlam. The facility, which is slated to open in Spring 2024, will also be home to Coke Canada’s local fleet and equipment service operations.
The Lower Mainland is reportedly home to over 550 diverse Coke Canada Bottling employees.