Our Australia business has the passion to refresh everyone, every day and everywhere. In addition to the four iconic Coca-Cola products, our portfolio includes Sprite, Fanta, Lift, Kirks, Deep Spring, Mount Franklin, Pump, Powerade, Barista Bros, Zico Coconut Water, Fuze Tea, Goulburn Valley juices and distribution agreements for Monster and Mother. Additionally, the business supports the bottling, sales and distribution of Amatil’s alcoholic beverages range. We work closely with our customers, brand owners and suppliers to bottle, sell, distribute and market 26 non-alcoholic beverage brands via approximately 115,000 customers nationwide.
We directly employ approximately 3,500 people across Australia, predominantly in bottling, distribution and sales. Our major bottling sites are located at Northmead (NSW), Richlands (Qld), Moorabbin (Vic), and Kewdale (WA).
We also create indirect employment through our Australian supply chain. For every direct Australian job that we create there are up to four jobs generated elsewhere in the Australian economy, in producing and distributing our non-alcohol beverages range. 99% of our non-alcohol beverages are made in Australia. In 2016 we spent $1.3 billion on Australian-supplied intermediate goods and services, and contributed approximately $3 billion to the Australian economy.
Lastly, we're proud to be part of the Australian community and recognise the importance of giving something back. In addition to our efforts on well-being, recycling and sustainability, together with Coca-Cola South Pacific we distribute $1.1 million annually to local charities through the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation.
Together with the Amatil Group in Australia, the Australia business employees support local communities through a Workplace Giving program which is matched dollar for dollar by the corporation, volunteering and product donations.
Peter West, Managing Director, Australia
Appointed in April 2018
Mr West joined Coca-Cola Amatil in April 2018, from Lion Pty Ltd where he was Managing Director of the Dairy and Drinks business. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Mr West has held several senior roles at Mars Confectionery and Arnott’s Biscuits Ltd including Regional President for Continental Europe for Mars Chocolate. He has a deep understanding of Australian and international FMCG, and a proven ability to work with customers and partners to drive growth and deliver results.