Coca-Cola To Invest Over US$50m Into Uzbekistan In 2014

Via Emerging Frontiers, a report of a planned large scale investment into Uzbekistan:

American firm Coca-Cola is planning to invest over US$50million into Uzbekistan in 2014, a regional manager of Coca-Cola Oleg Piletsky said at the US-Uzbek Business Forum.

Annual US-Uzbek Business Forum was held in Washington, the United States, on 5 September 2013.

Speaking at the event, Oleg Piletsky said that the company is planning to invest over US$50 million into Uzbekistan to create capacities on productionof juices and tea.

Currently, Coca-Cola Ichimligi Uzbekistan, LTD produces and realizes five types of soft drinks in Uzbekistan – Coca-Cola (including Coca-Cola Zero), Fanta, Sprite, BonAqua and Fuse Tea Ice Tea.

It is worth to mention that Coca-Cola started to sell Fuse Tea Ice Tea in Uzbekistan in September 2013.

Coca-Cola Ichimligi Uzbekistan, LTD, a producer of soft drinks in Uzbekistan, started its activities in 1993. It officially launched capacities on production of drinks in March 1994.

The enterprise was located in Besh-Agach district of Tashkent city. The plant produced drinks in glass bottles of 0.25 liter.

To increase production volume in Uzbekistan, the firm launched another shop in Kibray district of Tashkent region. The shop has thre lines and produces Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite and BonAqua in 1.5-liter PET bottles, which helped to supply products to all regions of Uzbekistan.

In February 1997, the company opened another plant in Namangan city to supply drinks to all Ferghana Valley.

Several month later, in June 1997, Coca-Cola Ichimligi Uzbekistan, LTD opened its fourth plant in Urgench to supply drinks to western part of Uzbekistan.

Within the long-term strategy on development of the company, it launched new modern plant in Bektimir district of Tashkent city to replace to earlier plants in Besh Agach and Kibray. During the launch time, it was the largest plant of Coca-Cola in Central Asia.

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