CCAI Continues To Invest In Indonesia

CCAI Continues To Invest In Indonesia, Builds US$15m Regional Distribution Centre

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia officially opened its new Regional Distribution Centre (DC) at Cibitung today, the biggest warehouse of its kind ever built by the company. The 32,000 sqm purpose built facility will store more than 2 million cases of the company’s products—soft drinks, juice, tea, sports drink, and water.
 
Located at the same complex with Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia’s Cibitung Plant, the Cibitung Regional DC is strategically important for the fast-growing Indonesian business as it adjoins the existing manufacturing and distribution operations in the region, and comes equipped with advanced Warehouse Management System technology.

“This large and modern facility will provide a quantum lift in the company’s logistic capability in Indonesia. It provides much needed warehousing space to meet the fast-growing demand for our beverages, guaranteeing future expansion capacity for both manufacturing and distribution in the country for a number of years,” explains Erich Rey, President Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.

The Cibitung Regional DC is one of the Regional Distribution Centres projects completed by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) this year. Its smaller counterpart in Medan, a 10,000 sqm regional DC worth USD$5M, started operating at the end of 2012, and the company plans to build another one in Semarang due for completion before the end of 2013.

The US$ 15 M warehouse investment is part of a total of US$ 155 million capital investment by CCA in Indonesia in 2012, which has been largely directed to infrastructure and manufacturing capacity.

On the Cibitung site alone, the company has spent over US$ 155 M in capital investment in the past 5 years.
The Australian-based organization expects to increase investments in Indonesia by nearly half a billion dollars over the next 3-4 years, which will largely be directed to infrastructure and capacity building and substantially increased placement of Coca-Cola branded refrigerators to support market place expansion across Indonesia and directly assist our customers to sell more of our products.

“We are very optimistic about the future of the country, our industry, and our business. With 9 manufacturing plants and over 8,000 local employees spread across Indonesia, our goal remains the same, that is to build sustainable operation and support local communities everywhere we operate,” Erich closes.