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Coca-Cola Opens Manufacturing And Innovation Plant In Ireland

Published on Sep 20 2011 9:11 AM in Drinks

Coca-Cola Opens Manufacturing And Innovation Plant In Ireland

The Coca-Cola Company has opened a new manufacturing and innovation plant in Wexford, Ireland. The Wexford site includes laboratory, manufacturing and pilot plant facilities to allow process development and product commercialisation.

The soft drinks giant has also announced the expansion of its global shared services division in Drogheda, Ireland. The expansion will see up to 200 jobs being created between the two sites. "The Coca-Cola brand has been in Ireland for more than half a century," said Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola, at the official opening of the Wexford plant. "Our investment in Wexford, Drogheda and throughout Ireland will ensure we sustain and enhance our growth globally in the coming years."

Coca-Cola already employs 1,900 people at its ten facilities in Ireland (19 Sept)

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