A new distribution center for Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) has opened in Manila to boost the company’s investment plan in the country this year.
The new distribution hub will serve as a model site for all Coca-Cola distribution centers nationwide as it uses a smart logistics system, using innovative and advanced technologies.
“We have something really in common with the City of Manila – our vision, our commitment to try and rebuild, restart the economy and small businesses, is hugely important to us in CCBPI,” CCBPI chief executive officer and president Gareth McGeown said.
CCBPI, the bottling arm of Coca Cola, also said all regular employees in the Manila Distribution Center will be residents of the city.
“This aligns with a Company principle, as well as an action impact study which observed that the company strives to create more opportunities in the communities it operates in: for every one direct job at the Coca-Cola bottling arm, the company generates seven more across its value chain,” the firm added.
CCBPI committed to continuing its investments in the country despite the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that its investment outlook for this year was not dampened by the health and economic crisis.
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