Matola Gare, Mozambique is now home to a new $130 million world-class bottling plant -- the latest milestone in a 10-year, $17 billion investment plan by the
At an official event to open the new facility,
“We have continued to increase investment in our business in Africa and are proud to be one of the largest employers across Africa as well as Mozambique,” Kent said. “This facility, which is proudly operated by our local partners from
The new plant is the largest green-field facility
Coca-Cola Sabco Managing Director Simon Everest added: “We need to look ahead and understand the trends and forces that will shape our business in the future and be able to move swiftly to prepare for what's to come. The Matola Gare plant is an example of how we are getting ready for tomorrow, today.”
The new Mozambique plant employs 400 full-time employees with two bottling lines – one for glass bottles and one for PET plastic bottles. A third line for glass bottles could be added in the future.