$50 million Investment in Industrial Plant

The beverage concentrate production plant that Coca Cola has started building in Liberia, Costa Rica, will measure 34,000 square meters and is scheduled to start operating in January 2020.

Monday, July 23, 2018

The plant will be located within the Zona Franca Solarium, in a plot of land measuring 103,000 m2The factory will produce 90 compounds that are used for beverages that are exported to Central America, the Caribbean, Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives said in a statement.   

See "Central America: $252 million in industrial plants"

The new plant will use robots to make packaging for certain products, and will have different systems to provide traceability to the materials, there will also be systems for monitoring lighting, air conditioning and the refrigeration system. 

The document adds that " ... At present, Coca-Cola is the leading exporter in the food sector and the third largest exporter of goods in Costa Rica, according to data from the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer). In 2017, Costa Rica exported $10,665 million worth goods, 7% more than in 2016. Coca-Cola's contribution forms part of this important figure."

See also "Central America: Non-alcoholic beverages in 2017"

William Segura, Manager of Coca-Cola's Public Affairs and Communications for Central America, explained that " ...'As a company we continue to grow and Liberia offers a strategic position for export. With the investment that the Coca-Cola Company is making, we aim to double exports by 2024'." 

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