Affordable Small Sparkling Package Technology

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) today launched its new Affordable Small Sparkling Package (ASSP) production line, a US$30 million investment at the company’s Cikedokan plant, West Java.

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) today launched its new Affordable Small Sparkling Package (ASSP) production line, a US$30 million investment at the company’s Cikedokan plant, West Java. The new line will produce high quality-lighter plastic bottles (the first of its kind in Indonesia) with glass coating that will increase packaging durability.

Coca-Cola Amatil Group (Amatil) Managing Director Alison Watkins, and President Director of CCAI Kadir Gunduz officially opened the new facility together with Head of Industry and Trade of West Java Government dr. Hening Widiatmoko, MA.

“Two years ago we were here at the Cikedokan plant to announce The Coca-Cola Company’s US$500 million investment in CCAI. Since then CCAI has demonstrated impressive speed of growth in all areas of business, continuing to create a stronger future for our business in this great country,” said Ms Watkins.

In 2015 Amatil and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) commenced a targeted expansion of production, warehousing and cold-drink infrastructure in Indonesia. Since the announcement, CCAI has built four new beverage production lines, a new Packaging Service Division (PSD) with three preform production line, and a new mega distribution center (DC). The most recent PSD and Mega DC located in Pandaan, East Java, were officially opened by Ministry of Industry Airlangga Hartarto and East Java Governor Soekarwo on March 9, 2017.

“Our investments, including the ASSP line we are opening today, are concrete symbols of our continuous commitment to grow and innovate in Indonesia”, said Mr Gunduz.

The ASSP technology is exclusively developed for The Coca-Cola System, and the one installed in CCAI Cikedokan is the second ASSP line in the world. Aligned with CCAI’s commitment to environment, ASSP technology will help reducing the amount of plastic in 250 ml bottles by 50 per cent or translated to approximately 2,000 tons less of plastic per year.

“Indonesia is a market with high growth opportunities and we will continue to work with our people, our communities, our customers, the government, suppliers, and our partners to deliver on our growth ambitions,” said Mr Gunduz.

Operating in Indonesia, a market with a fast-growing middle class and half its population of 260 million under 30, CCAI is the second biggest volume contributor to Amatil business. Currently CCAI employs more than 10,000 workforce to directly serve 720,000 customers in traditional and modern market across Indonesia. As the business continues to grow, so does CCAI’s capacity to manufacture, distribute and sell its complete portfolio of products. As of today, CCAI operates eight preform production lines in two PSD facilities; four Mega Distribution Centres; and 38 production lines in eight world class manufacturing plants, including Cikedokan plant.

Built in 10 hectares of land, CCAI Cikedokan Plant is the most recent plant acquired by CCAI, with total investment of US$124 million. It houses five production lines, including ASSP, with capacity to produce approximately 188,000 bottles per hour.

Today CCAI also held a ground breaking ceremony for Coca-Cola Forest Cikedokan, the fourth forest developed by the Company. Existing Coca-Cola Forests are located at Lampung, Bandung, and Semarang. CCAI plans to plant up to 25,000 trees per year in water catchment areas around Jabodetabek.