Beverages: Production Plant Starts Operations

In Costa Rica, the Coca-Cola company announced that it had completed the construction of its new raw material production plant in Liberia, and it has now begun operating in its first phase.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

At the beginning of March 2018, it was announced that the production plant would be built on land located in the Solarium Free Zone in Guanacaste, and it was also detailed that it would take 18 months to build it, so the industrial building would be ready at the beginning of January 2020.

According to information provided by company executives, the new production plant of 34,000 square meters and required an investment of about $50 million, has begun operating, but not 100%.

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William Segura, Coca Cola's Public Affairs and Communications Manager for Central America, told Nacion.com that "... Since the end of 2019, some production processes are already operating. For this development, there are already 112 people hired in the different areas."

The article adds that "... In this new center, the company expects to produce the concentrate of Coca Cola and 89 other drinks that will be exported, from Liberia, to Central America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, to be later bottled in each of the destinations."

Also see "Beverages: Consumer Trends and Preferences"

When the new production plant is operating at its maximum capacity, the company will proceed to close the industrial building that currently operates in La Uruca, San José province.

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