Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) – Kenya yesterday announced the opening of a Ksh. 7 billion Hotfill Line at its Nairobi Bottling Plant in Embakasi. It was officially unveiled by His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. and will be used to process a range of products including fruit juices, sports drinks, dairy fusions, juices with bits and iced tea.
“We are witnessing a trend in which the entire fruit juice and sports drink segment is growing globally as consumer tastes and preferences shift,” said Daryl Wilson, Managing Director Coca-Cola Beverages Africa – Kenya. “It is therefore becoming an increasing priority for us to be innovative and increase our portfolio of beverages in the market to include categories that do not currently exist,” he added.
Over the last 10 years, CCBA Kenya have invested over $300 million in production facilities and invested significantly in the local sourcing of the materials used in the production of their beverages. According to Wilson, the company processed 1,000MT of mangoes from farmers in Central Kenya, Coast and Tana River into fruit juice for the Kenyan market.