Coca-Cola opens CHP plant and warehouse in Ploiesti

Coca-Cola HBC Romania, world’s largest cola soft-drink maker, opened today in Ploiesti its first energy-saving plant in Romania and a fully-automated mega warehouse, the first of its kind in the country.

The CHP plant in Romania is the first of 15 low-energy plants that the bottler plans to build in 12 countries. The plants will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by 20% at 80 of Coca-Cola’s bottling plants.

The total investment in the 2,700sqm eco-friendly unit amounts to €30 million and will create nine new jobs.

The company plans to open a new plant in the vicinity of its Timisoara factory by 2010. Once fully operational, the unit will have a production capacity of 6megawatts while the one in Timisoara 9megawatts.

The CHP plant was built in partnership with US company ContourGlobal. The bottler has also opened a fully-automated warehouse that can store up to 60% of the bottler’s total output in Romania.

The maximum storage capacity is 35,000 pallets. The warehouse has 50 employees. Coca-Cola HBC Romania said recently it would shut down its bottling plant from Iasi.


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