Swire Coca-Cola takes over production centre in Tempe, US
Swire Coca-Cola USA has completed an acquisition of the Coca-Cola Production Centre in Tempe, Arizona.
This move was part of the refranchising process of The Coca-Cola Company, and operations have also been started at Swire Coca-Cola’s production facility, which builds on the company's growing footprint in the country.
Tempe Production Centre is one of the largest manufacturers of Coca-Cola products in the US, and its acquisition increases Swire Coca-Cola’s workforce by almost 160 employees.
Per annum, the facility is reported to operate multiple production lines and manufactures almost 40 million cases of beverages.
Swire Coca-Cola USA CEO and president Jack Pelo said: "The addition of the Tempe Production Center will enhance Swire Coca-Cola’s overall operations. Having another manufacturing operation in our franchise territory allows us more control and helps us build upon our excellent customer service standards.
"Swire Coca-Cola’s amazing growth, we have quadrupled in size in just over three years, is exciting and bodes well for our continued success. We look forward to continuing to provide the world’s most refreshing beverages to people across the West."
A part of the beverages division for Swire Pacific, Swire Coca-Cola produces, sells, and distributes Coca-Cola and other beverages, including more than 300 brands across 13 states.