Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand (CCANZ) is setting up a manufacturing operation at The Landing Business Park at the Auckland Airport.

CCANZ manufactures and markets Coca-Cola drinks and other leading beverages in New Zealand.

As part of the project, the airport will construct a purpose-built, high-tech, 12,000m2 warehouse for accommodating an addition to CCANZ’s manufacturing footprint.

CCANZ managing director Chris Litchfield said: "Auckland Airport has the ability to deliver a product which meets our specific requirements. We need to consolidate a number of operations into one, meaning that we require a location that ticks all the boxes in terms of connectivity, security and accessible amenities.

"We also value the investment that Auckland Airport has outlaid to develop the area into a world-class business park. CCANZ is committed to producing the best quality beverages and this new facility at Auckland Airport will enable us to continue to achieve this and complements our existing manufacturing operations."

Once completed, the commercial hub will cover an area of 100 hectares.

Auckland Airport’s general manager of property Mark Thomson said: "We are focused on creating a business environment that caters to a wide range of users. Our extensive land-holdings allow Auckland Airport to tailor bespoke solutions, not only for traditional logistics activities but also for technology users and selected manufacturers, such as CCANZ.

"What remains constant in all of our developments is our emphasis on creating quality buildings within a comprehensively planned and world-class environment, as well as providing outstanding amenity for our customers and their staff."

"CCANZ is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific with a portfolio that consists of several leading household brands. We are thrilled that CCANZ has entrusted Auckland Airport as its property partner."