Coca-Cola has opened a new storage and distribution centre in Singapore with an investment of $57.5m.

The 6,000m² facility features an overhead bridge with a conveyance system, which helps facilitate movement of products from the manufacturing plant to the storage warehouse.

The new facility is expected to further strengthen the company’s operations in the Asia Pacific region and will be operated by Coca-Cola subsidiary Pacific Refreshments.

The Coca-Cola Company Asia Pacific president John Murphy was quoted by as saying: “Asia is one of our fastest growing markets and we see high demand for our wide range of beverages across the region.

"The new centre is a part of the manufacture and distribution processes of brands such as Sprite, Fanta, Schweppes, Heaven & Earth, Minute Maid, and Powerade."

“This new distribution centre is an investment in automation and technology that will position the company for quality growth well into the future.”

The new centre is a part of the manufacture and distribution processes of brands such as Sprite, Fanta, Schweppes, Heaven & Earth, Minute Maid, and Powerade.

Singapore Economic Development Board assistant managing director Thien Kwee was quoted by as saying: “Coca-Cola’s new distribution centre demonstrates Singapore’s position as a strategic base for regional supply chain operations, as well as Coca-Cola’s commitment to set new benchmarks for Singapore’s food manufacturing industry.

“By leveraging automation and digitalisation, key components of Singapore’s advanced manufacturing sector, the investment is proof that companies can boost competitiveness and drive productivity growth and new solutions for the region out of Singapore.”