Coca-Cola Amatil, bottler of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region, has announced changes to its organisational structures and its senior accountabilities.

The latest move should integrate the company’s beverage segments across each country of operation.

The restructuring will be part of the company’s transition phase for two years, with aims to return to mid-single-digit earnings per share growth from next year.

Coca-Cola Amatil Group managing director Alison Watkins said that the handling of all beverage categories would be in line with geographic responsibilities.

Under the latest move, the alcohol and coffee portfolios in Australia will be part of the Australian Beverages team, led by Peter West.

The alcohol and coffee portfolios in New Zealand, Paradise Beverages in Fiji and Samoa, as well as an international alcohol sales team, will be part of New Zealand and Fiji businesses and will be overseen by Chris Litchfield.

Coca-Cola Amatil added that its Indonesian coffee portfolio is joining the Indonesian business under the leadership of Kadir Gunduz.

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Watkins said: “Our partnerships with Beam Suntory, Molson Coors International, Caffitaly and other brand partners, together with our Amatil owned brands such as Grinders and Feral, put us in a strong position in the alcohol and coffee categories and we expect that to continue.”

“We’ve also worked closely with The Coca-Cola Company to implement the Australian Accelerated Growth Plan, which sees our Australian Beverages business positioned for growth from 2020.

“With the conclusion of our two-year transition phase at the end of 2019, now is the right time to further integrate these businesses and use this new model to drive further growth for Amatil and our brand partners.”

The restructuring initiative follows the divestiture of the company’s food processing business SPC that took place in June.

It is expected to deliver further synergies between the non-alcohol, alcohol and coffee categories.