Coca Cola - Laos
Lao Coca-Cola Bottling commissioned the first-ever Coca-Cola bottling plant in Laos in September 2015.
Lao Coca-Cola Bottling is a joint venture between ThaiNamthip (70%), a Coca-Cola bottler based in Thailand, and Laos-based PT Sole (30%).
The new plant distributes Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, and Namthip bottled drinking water throughout the country.
The plant completes Coca-Cola's presence in ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries. The company features both manufacturing and distributing operations in each of the ten countries.
It complements Coca-Cola's supply chain in northeast Thailand by supplying some beverages to the country's market, and also strengthens ThaiNamthip's role as an experienced beverage bottler and distributor in the region.
Besides the current plant, Coca-Cola also established three distribution centres in Laos and serves approximately 4,300 retailers a week. It will further invest approximately $10m in the region by 2017.