It’s official: Coca-Cola New Zealand is leading the world in more ways than one.
Alongside the unveiling of a world-class beverage plant in September, Coca-Cola has debuted new state-of-the-art production technology set to deliver improved environmental performance along with innovations in design and packaging.
The new Nitro Hot-Fill processing method will be utilised alongside traditional Blow-fill and Warm-fill technologies, creating lighter bottles and using less plastic – as seen in the recently launched Powerade Superior Bottle.
Utilising Nitro Hot-Fill processing methods, the plant will be able to create lighter bottles that use less plastic – as seen in the recently launched Powerade Superior Bottle.
The 10,000-square-metre plant has become one of the largest in New Zealand and can produce up to 800,000 bottles a day, doubling the capacity of previous plants and consolidating operations into a central and accessible hub in the Landing Business Park near Auckland Airport.
For Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand managing director, Chris Litchfield, the company’s commitment to the environment was always a priority. “We’ve worked hard to develop a facility that is technologically advanced, and will enable us to reduce our environmental foot print through lightweight packaging,” he said.
Among the 36,000 bottles than can be produced each hour, the plant will drive the production of products such as Powerade, the full range of Keri Juices, Fuze Tea, Glaceau, E2, Thextons, Baker Halls and Pumped lightly flavoured waters.
Following Coca-Cola’s recent achievement as the first Fortune 500 company to replenish every litre of water used in its global sales volume and production, Chris believes the secret to the brand’s world-class status is hidden in plain sight – the brilliant working relationship between retail partners, The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Amatil.
With recognition in the form of the Aon Hewitt Accreditation, Rainbow Tick, White Camelia Supreme Award, and YWCA Equal Pay Award, this is hard to dispute.
“We take the wellbeing of our employees very seriously,” Chris said. “We’ll continue to drive a safe, inclusive environment that promotes diversity amongst all of our people."