Coca-Cola FEMSA invested $250 million in the plant. The facility, which is a major addition to the business landscape in Colombia, was celebrated at an inauguration ceremony on June 5 that included the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos.
“This is what we want in Colombia,” President Santos said. “Individuals like Jose Antonio Fernandez, who believe in our country, and who not only say it or express it but make it real through investments like this.”
President Santos thanked
President Santos said the government is working to support foreign investment in Colombia, including construction of new, improved roads and investments in 58 airports across the country.
Coca-Cola FEMSA’s new bottling plant is in Tocancipá. It was built with sustainability in mind, including new technologies that save water and reduce the use of electricity. The bottler employs 9,000 people in Colombia and has seven bottling plants.
In line with the system’s goal to benefit communities where we do business and as part of the new bottling plant opening, Coca-Cola FEMSA committed to invest $1 million in the development of the Tocancipá area, including in water; sustainable packaging; active, healthy living; and education.