Coca-Cola to build biggest factory in Long An

October 14, 2022 | 21:12
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The fourth Coca-Cola beverage factory broke ground in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on October 14. The $136 million project is set to be completed by 2039 and will have a capacity of producing one billion litres of beverages per year.

It will be integrated with advanced automation, solar energy, and biomass technology.

Construction of the fourth Coca-Cola beverage factory in Vietnam started in Phu An Thanh Industrial Park in Long An. On a total area of 19 hectares, the project’s first phase is expected to finish in five years and will be completely wrapped up by 2039.

The company expects to complete six production lines on 30 per cent of the new factory area by 2027.

Coca-Cola to build biggest factory in Long An
Peeyush Sharma, CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd. and representatives from central and local authorities at the groundbreaking ceremony on October 14. Photo: Coca-Cola Vietnam

According to the company’s press release, smart production models and advanced automation will be applied to improve productivity and minimise the impact on the environment. The plant will also use solar energy and biomass technology as an alternative to fossil fuels.

The factory in Long An will receive the total investment of $136 million and is designed to have a maximum capacity of one billion litres of products per year.

"This is Coca-Cola’s largest factory in Vietnam, applying a smart factory model with modern techniques. The project entails supporting industries and raw material areas which will create favourable conditions to attract businesses, consume local raw materials, and contribute to job creation, bringing not only economic but also social benefits.” - Chairman of Long An People's Committee Nguyen Van Ut said

Coca-Cola Vietnam’s manufacturing facilities are currently located in Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, and Hanoi. They employ around 2,000 people while creating an additional six to eight times as many indirect jobs throughout the company’s value chain.

It has also initiated a number of community and sustainability programmes such as providing water filtration systems for schools, using 100 per cent recycled PET plastic bottles across the country to avoid using around 2,000 tonnes of new plastic in Vietnam annually, and supporting the Ocean Cleanup to extract up to 55 tonnes of trash daily from the Can Tho River.

Extending between Ho Chi Minh City in the west and the Cambodian border in the east, Long An has attracted nearly $400 million in foreign direct investment in the first five months of this year.

There are 588 foreign-invested projects in operation in Long An with the total investment of $3.62 billion.

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By Hong Nhung

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