Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), bottler of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region, has sold its former bottling facility at Port Road Thebarton, Australia to an Adelaide development company.

The Australasian Property Developments company bought the central manufacturing division of the bottling facility, according to CCA Group General Manager of Property Matt Toohey.

Industrial supplier Jetwave acquired a smaller adjoining site, with plans to use it for industrial activities. A third site was sold to Anglicare South Australia last year.

The companies have not disclosed the individual sale prices of the deals.

Toohey said: “We operated from Thebarton for 66 years and produced more than ten billion bottles right here.

“This site has been a huge part of Adelaide’s working history and we’re happy it will now be reactivated to go on supporting commercial, industrial and construction jobs.

“We’re keeping our own 170-strong South Australian team in Salisbury, country SA and at our new headquarters in Stirling Street Thebarton.”

The company will use CCA’s former bottling site for developing office space, warehousing facilities and for residential use.

Last December, CCA closed its Thebarton facility in South Australia (SA) after producing the last batch of one-litre bottles of Coca-Cola No Sugar from the production line.

The facility was opened in 1952 and closed by the company after a two-year transition period.

In 2017, CCA identified that the Thebarton facility had become increasingly constrained and was not suitable for modernisation. The bottling operations at Thebarton were relocated to new or expanded Amatil facilities in Western Australia and Queensland.