07/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/02/2019 05:13
One year since the damage from heavy rain and flooding in Western Japan Construction work started on two production lines at new Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant
July 2, 2019
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
One year since the damage from heavy rain and flooding in Western Japan
Construction work started on two production lines at new Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato Ward, Tokyo; Representative Director and President Calin Dragan, hereinafter 'CCBJI') held a ceremony to pray for the safety of the planned new Hiroshima Plant (Nutanishichosojo, Mihara-City, Hiroshima Prefecture) on June 21 and started full scale construction at the site of the new plant.
It has been one year since heavy rains and flooding in Western Japan caused severe damage and shut down operations of three production lines and an adjacent automatic warehouse at our Hongo Plant (Mihara-City, Hiroshima). Since then, distribution capability has been recovered, and we are making steady progress toward the recovery of manufacturing capacity by Spring of 2020, with the decision to relocate the damaged facilities in the same city.
Two aseptic production lines are being installed in the new Hiroshima Plant to meet recently growing consumer demand, with a plan to supply products mainly in western Japan centered around the Chugoku and Shikoku regions.
CCBJI will continue to progressively introduce new production capacity to ensure a manufacturing supply structure capable of meeting changing consumer tastes, and deliver high-quality Coca-Cola products to people in the communities we serve.
【Hiroshima Plant Safety Ceremony】
Date：June 21, 2019 (Fri)
Place：Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant (Mihara-City, Hiroshima)
Hiroshima Plant completion image
【Overview of Hiroshima Plant】
■Name：Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Hiroshima Plant
■Location：Nutanishichosojo, Mihara-City, Hiroshima Prefecture
■Manufacturing line： 2 aseptic lines
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