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Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji launches new bottling line

Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd has launched the latest technology in Fiji bottling at the company’s manufacturing facility in Laucala Beach Estate in Fiji.

Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd has launched the latest technology in Fiji bottling at the company’s
manufacturing facility in Laucala Beach Estate in Fiji.

The installation of Krones Blowfill technology, which is made in Germany, brings Coca-Cola Amatil
Fiji into line with the latest equipment used in New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia. The new Fiji
line is capable of producing 21,000 bottles per hour.

Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji Managing Director, Roger Hare, said he was excited at what the new line
meant for local production.

“This has been a few years in the planning and I’m ecstatic that we are now up and running. The
installation of the Krones equipment began in September 2016 and our people have worked
tirelessly to ensure we would be ready to launch today, I’m very proud and grateful for all their
efforts,” Mr Hare said.

“The new line has triple the capacity of the current line and not only supports future growth for
the next 10 years but enables the Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji business to embark on a significant export
led growth strategy, over the next 5-8-years.

“We realised further investment into the Amatil Fiji business was necessary and I have to thank
the Amatil Group Leadership Team (GLT) for their incredible support.”

As world leaders in beverage process technology, the Krones AG Group was commissioned for the
manufacture and installation of Fiji’s favourite carbonated and non-carbonated beverage
products. The sizes will range from 500ml to 2.25L beverages and will also include water.

$6.5M of the investment for line construction was made via local purchasing and contractors.
The official opening was performed by Coca-Cola Amatil Group Managing Director, Alison
Watkins.