Coca-Cola, the corporate nourishing the global communitywith the worlds largest selling soft drink concentratessince 1886, returned to India in 1993 after a gap of 16years giving a new thumbs up to the Indian Soft Drink Market. In the same year, the Company took over ownership of the nation's top soft-drink brands and bottling network. No wonder, our brands have assumed aniconic status in the minds of the consumers.
A HealthyGrowth To The Indian EconomyEver Since, Coca-Cola India has made significantinvestments to build and continually consolidate its business in the country, including new productionfacilities, waste water treatment plants, distribution systems and marketing channels.Coca-Cola India is among the countrys top international investors, having invested more thanUS$ 1 billion in India within a decade of its presence and further pledged another US$ 100million in
2003 for its operations
.A Pure Commitment to The Indian EconomyThe Company has not only shaked up the Indian carbonated drinks market, and given consumersthe pleasure of world-class drinks to fill up their hydration, refreshment & nutrition needs but hasalso been instrumental in giving an exponential growth to job opportunities.Creating Enormous Job OpportunitiesWith virtually all the goods and services required to produce and market Coca-Cola being madein India, the business system of the Company directly employs approximately 6,000 people, andindirectly creates employment for more than 125,000 people in related industries through our vast procurement, supply and distribution system.The vast Indian operations comprises
25 wholly-owned- company-owned bottling operations
and another 24 franchisee-owned bottling operations. That apart, a network of 21 contract- packers also manufactures a range of products for the Company.On the distribution front, 10-tonne trucks, open-bay three-wheelers that can navigate the narrowalleyways of Indian cities constantly keep our brands available in every nook and corner of eventhe countrys remotest areas.These are only some of the facts that speak about our commitment to the growth of the IndianEconomy.