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Coca-Cola opens new bottling facility in Qatar

Published 13 October 2016

Beverage firm Coca-Cola has opened a new bottling facility in Qatar, in a bid to expand its operations in the region.

The company has developed new Al Mana facility with an investment of around $36m.

Al Mana facility, which is Coca-Cola’s first bottling plant in the region, features an area of about 28,000m².

The new bottling plant includes PET plastic bottle production lines, which can produce a range of sparkling and still beverages.

According to Coca-Cola, the new facility is expected to increase the firm’s production and meet growing demands in the region.

Coca-Cola had started the development of the bottling facility in 2014.

Currently, the facility will employ around 300 people in production and distribution units under the first phase.

The Coca-Cola executive vice president Irial Finan said: “We selected Qatar because of its unique position in the region and it being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

“The country has a 2030 Vision, which aligns with our own mission to build local, consumer-driven, customer-focused, profitable and sustainable businesses.

“The creation of this plant allows us to proudly manufacture and distribute beverages in Qatar, invest in our people and provide tangible economic benefit to the country.”

Coca-Cola produces around 500 sparkling and still brands, including Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak.

Image: Coca-Cola has opened a new bottling plant in Qatar. Photo: courtesy of THE COCA-COLA MIDDLE EAST COMPANY.