Coca-Cola is investing a total of EUR 55 million into two plants in Germany in response to rising demand for non-carbonated beverages in smaller containers.
EUR 30 million will be invested in the company’s facility in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, where most of the company’s non-carbonated beverages – such as Fuze Tea and Powerade – are produced for the German market. The new line there will create 20 additional jobs and be able to fill up to 48,000 bottles per hour.
Another EUR 25 million has been earmarked for a new ultra-modern production line at the American company’s site in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, which will create some 10 new jobs and produce beverages in smaller packages for the retail trade, particularly in northwestern Germany.
Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH, Germany’s largest beverage manufacturer, employs around 8,000 people and operates 16 bottling plants in the country.