Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited is investing $34 million towards a new manufacturing line at its facility in Lachine, Que.
The company said the new manufacturing line will help it meet growing demand in Eastern Canada and solidify its presence in the Greater Montreal Area.
Expected to be operational in Spring 2023, the line will add capacity to the facility enabling more products to be certified Aliments du Québec including new 32-packs of Coke Classic, Coke Zero, Diet Coke and Canada Dry ginger ale.
"We are a family business and, as Montreal's local bottler, we're very committed to investing in our business for the long-term," said Todd Parsons, Coke Canada Bottling CEO, in a release. "As a still relatively new company, we're experiencing very positive momentum in the local market and we're making investments in our operations to drive our growth. These actions all reflect our Mission to deliver optimism and create a better future for our customers, consumers and communities."
Coke Canada currently employs more than 560 people in the region at the Lachine manufacturing facility and Montreal sales and distribution centre.
Locally, the company makes and packages over 120 skus into seven different packages on three lines, producing approximately 25 million cases of product a year including Coca-Cola, Canada Dry and A&W products as well as the recently introduced clear Sprite and Fresca bottles.
Coke Canada Bottling annually injects more than $75 million into the Montreal economy through local vendors and partners.