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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa appoints new group chief executive

By: African News Agency      3rd December 2018 Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) on Monday announced the appointment of Jacques Vermeulen as its new group chief executive, with effect from December 1. The company said Vermeulen has served as managing director of CCBA’s International Division, which covers all of CCBA’s Africa operations... 

From Elgin to Madrid: South Africa’s Appletiser wins over European market

30th July 2018 Appletiser, South Africa’s home-grown lightly sparkling, apple juice brand is taking off in Spain, with new market launches set to follow across Western Europe and the Americas.   The brand was acquired by the Coca-Cola Company a little over two years ago and had been successfully rolled out... 

How Beverages, Beer And Ice Cream Can Improve Access To Life-Saving Medicines In Africa

26th July 2018 If you can get a Coca-Cola - and many other products - nearly anywhere in Africa, why are medicines not regularly available to patients? This was the question posed by Trip Allport, managing director of the Africa Resource Centre (ARC) South Africa, in a thought-provoking presentation at the... 

Others expected to follow Coca-Cola’s solar leadership as costs fall

By: Simone Liedtke     13th July 2018 Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Coca-Cola’s bottling partner in South Africa, is aiming to have 25% of its electricity powered by renewable sources by 2025. The company says the first 10% of this renewable energy, about 18-million kilowatt hours a year, will be rolled out nationwide... 

Others expected to follow Coca-Cola’s solar leadership as costs fall

By: Simone Liedtke     13th July 2018 Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Coca-Cola’s bottling partner in South Africa, is aiming to have 25% of its electricity powered by renewable sources by 2025. The company says the first 10% of this renewable energy, about 18-million kilowatt hours a year, will be rolled out nationwide... 

Coca-Cola Announces Progress In Fighting Plastic Pollution On World Environment Day

5th June 2018 Company and bottling partners make strides toward a world without waste To mark World Environment Day today, The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, reaffirm their commitment to help create a world without waste. 

AB InBev completes $3.15bn Coca-Cola Beverages Africa transition

By: African News Agency      5th October 2017 The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Thursday announced that it has completed the transition of its 54.5% equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for $3.15-billion after customary adjustments. This comes after AB InBev last year acquired SABMiller for... 

Tribunal approves The Coca-Cola Company’s acquisition of SABMiller’s CCBA shares

By: Anine Kilian     28th September 2017 The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday approved, with conditions, a merger whereby the Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) plans to buy SABMiller’s shares in Coca Cola Beverage Africa (CCBA).   The tribunal in 2016 approved a merger which saw independent bottlers of Coca-Cola products combine their existing... 

AECOM clinches top honour at 2017 Universum Awards

24th August 2017 AECOM Africa took home the ‘Most Attractive Key Occupation for Engineering Professionals: Building Architects’ at the Universum Awards held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 11 May 2017. The award was received by Senika Devesheel, AECOM’s HR Director for Africa, who says the latest accolade signifies... 

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa buys Equator Bottlers in Kenya

By: African News Agency      6th July 2017 South Africa-headquartered Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) announced on Thursday that it has concluded negotiations to acquire Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya, for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes after the acquisition was approved by the Competition... 

Coca Cola’s Appletiser plant to double yearly production

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th June 2017 Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa’s (CCBSA’s ) Elgin-based Appletiser plant, in the Western Cape, is set to double its yearly production by October, owing to the beverage’s integration into the CCBSA supply chain grid. Appletiser SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of CCBSA, following last year’s... 

African Pioneer Group buys 17.5% stake in Appletiser

By: Anine Kilian     8th May 2017 Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has sold 17.5% of its shareholding in Appletiser South Africa (ASA) to black-owned investment company African Pioneer Group (APG). A further 4% stake in ASA has been sold to black empowerment partner Sipho Excellent Madlala. 

Coca-Cola SA supplier development event a ‘lot more than box ticking’

By: African News Agency      30th March 2017 Holding a supplier development conference was a condition linked to its parent company’s establishment last year, but executives from Coca Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) were at pains on Thursday to convince attendees that its inaugural event would achieve a lot more than ticking that box.... 

AB InBev, Coca-Cola reach $3.15bn deal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st December 2016 Beverages giant The Coca-Cola Company and triple-listed brewery Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) have reached an agreement regarding the transition of AB InBev’s 54.5% equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for $3.15-billion. CCBA includes South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,... 

UN, Coca-Cola upskill 25 000 women entrepreneurs 

By: Anine Kilian     14th December 2016 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), together with The Coca-Cola Company, on Wednesday celebrated the upskilling of 25 000 female micro entrepreneurs in South Africa, achieved through the entities’ project to empower women entrepreneurs through a... 

Maximising Production Through Standby Power Generation Solutions

18th October 2016 Cummins has ensured uninterrupted power supply at Peninsula Beverages (PenBev) – a Cape Town-based independent bottling company that holds the rights to manufacture and distribute the products of The Coca-Cola Company within the Western and Northern Cape – after the successful supply,... 

Africa’s largest Coca-Cola bottler begins operations

By: African News Agency      4th July 2016 Africa’s largest bottler, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), on Monday opened its doors for the first day of operations. CCBA was formed in 2014 through the combination of African non-alcoholic ready-to-drink bottling interests of SABMiller, the Coca-Cola Company, and Gutsche Family Investments –... 

Polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 Mpact has announced a major move into plastics recycling with the unveiling of plans for a state-of-the-art polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant. 

Coca-Cola opens new $130m bottling plant in Mozambique

By: African News Agency      21st June 2016 Coca-Cola Bottling Company on Tuesday announced the official opening of its world-class bottling facility in Matola Gare, near Maputo, Mozambique. The plant, built over three years at a cost of $130-million, is the largest green-field facility in Coca-Cola Sabco’s history across its seven-country... 

Mpact Polymers new R350m PET recycling plant to ease burden of plastic waste 

8th June 2016 Paper and plastics packaging business Mpact has unveiled a new R350-million PET recycling operation in Wadeville aimed at reducing the impact of plastic waste in South Africa.  

Mpact officially opens R350m rPET recycling plant 

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th May 2016 Paper and plastics packaging business Mpact’s new R350-million polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling operation in Wadeville, Germiston, has resulted in South Africa becoming the twenty-fourth country – and the first on the African continent – to meet beverage company The Coca-Cola Company’s... 

Ebrahim Patel welcomes Coca-Cola merger deal

By: African News Agency      6th May 2016 Economic Development Minister, Ebrahim Patel, on Thursday welcomed commitments between the Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) merger parties – SABMiller Plc, the Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments – as well as the South African government. According to the Department of Economic... 

New report outlines a path to reduce ocean plastic by 2025

30th October 2015 Nonprofit environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy last month announced the global launch of a new report titled ‘Stemming the Tide: Land-Based Strategies for a Plastic-Free Ocean’. This solutions-oriented report, compiled in partnership with global management consulting firm McKinsey... 

Coca-Cola bottling company reduces water use by 70% over five years 

By: Natalie Greve     26th March 2015 Beverage bottling company Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) – the largest manufacturer and bottler of Coca-Cola products in the southern hemisphere – has succeeded in reducing the water required to produce beverages across its five plants by some 70% over the last five years, while also... 

Miss Earth South Africa Celebrates Annual Stationery Drive with Corporate South Africa

3rd March 2015 The annual Stationery Drive is an initiative created and run by the Miss Earth South Africa Head Office. The Stationary Drive, now in its tenth year, supports learners by giving packs of brand new stationary to start the school year. The year, contributions from corporates, friends and family of... 

Akin to head up new African bottler

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th December 2014 Hüseyin M Akin has been appointed CEO designate of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa – a joint venture emerging from the combination of the South and East Africa-based soft drinks bottling operations of The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. Akin, the current Anadolu Efes beverages unit... 

Water-distillation device ensuring clean water for Eastern Cape clinics   

By: Schalk Burger     13th September 2013 An energy efficient water-distillation device is providing clean drinking and medical water at six sites in the Eastern Cape as part of alpha-phase tests conducted by drinks giant Coca-Cola Company and research and development firm Deka Research and Development, says Deka R&D project manager Andy... 

Company Announcement: Coca-Cola Partners With Nampak To Develop Sustainable Can Packaging

12th February 2013 Coca-Cola Canners has awarded Bevcan (a Division of Nampak Products Limited) a contract in excess of R5.6 billion ZAR, over a five-year period, to produce and supply a new light-weighted aluminum can for Coca-Cola’s portfolio of beverages 

Soft drink producer improves in-house water stewardship

By: Samantha Herbst     12th October 2012 Global beverage manufacturer The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) has set out to reduce its water-use ration – the amount of water used to make a litre of beverage – without impacting on production and business growth. “For TCCC, greater water-use efficiency does not mean making less beverages,” says... 

Plastic trash creates 26 000 jobs 

21st September 2012 The recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the plastic used to manufacture beverage bottles and food containers, has helped to generate 26 000 indirect jobs. 

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