Coca-Cola Da Nang plant upgrades its warehouse and waste water treatment with total investment reaching nearly USD 5 million
Da Nang, Vietnam, August 21, 2017 – Today, Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd (Coca-Cola Vietnam) held a ceremony to announce the completion of the company’s additional investment of US$300 million in Vietnam during 2013-2016. The company also officially put into operation a new warehouse and an ameliorated waste water treatment system featuring state-of-the-art equipment and most advanced technology at Da Nang production plant as a milestone marking the fulfillment of this project. This is yet another demonstration of Coca-Cola’s strong commitments to sustainable investment in Vietnam, setting business development goals that go in paralell with positive impacts to the community.
Mr. Calin Dragan - Regional Director of Coca-Cola ASEAN and Middle East said: “Aimed at operating as a long-term investor in Vietnam, Coca-Cola has always focused on generating more added values that benefit both the business and the community’s living standards. This is demonstrated through significant progress made in the utilization of green technology in every Coca-Cola’s plants, diversifying product ranges to best meet consumers’ tastes, and pursuing community programs on a long-term basis. The company is proud to be part of Da Nang, a city that boasts amazing growth rate. Our investment activities here are totally in line with the direction to bring the practical values for the community and to make Da Nang the next economic driving force of Vietnam and the region. The new warehouse and waste water system in Da Nang Plant were equipped with one of the latest technologies is exemplary to our commitments to the development of Da Nang in particular and Vietnam in general. The completion of this project continues to serve as fundamental to Coca-Cola’s next steps to sustainable growth in Vietnam.”
Da Nang factory now has 04 manufacturing lines with cutting-edge technology. During the course of development, the plant has been continuously upgraded with smart, environment-friendly technologies and qualified with a series of stringent certificates of Vietnam and the world. The total investment for upgrading Da Nang plant’s warehouse and waste water treatment system edged up to nearly USD 5 million. The new warehouse with total area of 4,800 square meters and a capacity of 4,000 pallets, which can be further transformed to a smart warehouse to store up to 8,000 pallets. The warehouse is equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting and automatic check in-check out system .
The plant’s innovative waste water treatment system is upgraded with Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Filtration Systems featuring superior advantages, ensuring discharged waste water meets A-grade quality which exceeds current required standards. In addition, the waste water treatment system with a designed capacity of 1,000 m3/day and upgradable to 1,500 m3/day is well installed for better noise reduction, automatic controlling and monitoring, and optimized energy efficiency during the treatment process. All the specifications and waste water quality parameters are collected to an online control center for storage and synchronization to ensure required quality standards.
Mr. Trần Văn Miên, Vice Chairman of Da Nang People’s Committee said: “With the goal of becoming one of the largest city of the country, Đà Nẵng always focuses on developing both city economy and environment protection. The city authority always encourages and asks the company/ organization to protect the environment. We highly appreciate the commitments of Coca-Cola, the city 20-years-companion on building long-term goal of not only economic development but also bringing the better living environment to the community, which is a remarkable acts and should be kept up.”
The event also witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between Coca-Cola Vietnam and the University of Industry on a program that provides clean, safe drinking water to students through the supply of 65 drinking water filtration systems with total value up to US$520,000 for secondary and high schools in Da Nang. This is considered an active move of the business in fulfilling its commitment to sustainable development and offering practical values to the community.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, offering over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries. Of our 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 are available in lower- or no-sugar options to help people moderate their consumption of added sugar. In addition to our namesake Coca-Cola drinks, some of our leading brands around the world include: AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater, and Zico coconut water. At Coca-Cola, we’re serious about making positive contributions to the world. That starts with reducing sugar in our drinks and continuing to introduce new ones with added benefits. It also means continuously working to reduce our environmental impact, creating rewarding careers for our associates and bringing economic opportunity wherever we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people around the world. For more information, visit our digital magazine Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, and follow The Coca-Cola Company on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Coca-Cola Vietnam
Coca-Cola is one of the best-known international brands in Vietnam. Coca-Cola Vietnam's factories in Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Hanoi recruit about 2,500 employees, more than 99% of whom are Vietnamese. The Company's portfolio in Vietnam includes Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid Nutriboost, Minute Maid Teppy, Schweppes, Dasani and Aquarius. Since 2017, to meet the fast changing in tastes and demands of consumers, Coca-Cola Vietnam has proactively diversified its high quality portfolio with the promotion of packaged juice and tea products. Coca-Cola Vietnam has considered sustainable development as the core of its business activities which include organizing safe and healthy working environment, setting priority to training employees. Several sustainable development projects were also expressed by detailed goals of energy saving, effective water use and water balance. Coca-Cola continues building sustainable communities in locations where the company operates. From 2010, Coca-Cola has invested millions of USD in community projects in Vietnam, including projects building EKOCENTER, providing clean water, empowering women and local SMEs, supporting families in hardship, and sending disaster relief.
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