Arca Continental Will Build New Plant In Texas

June 1, 2018

Houston, Texas, May 30, 2018.- Arca Continental, one of the most important Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, today announced the construction of a new production plant and distribution center in the city of Houston, through of its subsidiary Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB). 

A little more than a year after becoming the first Latin American bottler to operate in the Coca-Cola System of the United States, the Monterrey company reported that it will invest USD 250 million to build an installation of almost 100 thousand square meters. This will be the first construction of a Coca-Cola production plant in this country in a decade. 

"This important investment confirms Arca Continental's commitment to creating value in a sustainable way in all the markets we serve, and is a reflection of confidence in the company's ability to continue improving its performance, serve customers with excellence and anticipate the needs of the consumer ", said Manuel L. Barragán Morales, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental. 

The future plant, planned to start operations at the beginning of 2020, will have state-of-the-art technology, five new production lines, bottles blown online, as well as distribution, warehouse and sales facilities, which will make it possible to efficiently attend the market of the Southeast Texas and will contribute about 30 million dollars, coming from savings in costs and operating efficiencies, to the synergies plan of 90 million dollars. 

"The productivity, efficiency and sustainability in the production of beverages that this new plant will contribute to the Coca-Cola System in the United States, confirms the determination of our company to improve competitiveness, improve attention to the point of sale and expand the variety of our portfolio for communities mainly in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as some parts of Arkansas and New Mexico, always in a profitable and sustainable way, "added Francisco Garza Egloff, CEO of Arca Continental. 

For his part, the Executive Director of the Arca Continental company, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Mark Schortman, highlighted the long tradition of Coca-Cola in Texas over 100 years, a history in which, as a local bottler with great closeness to the communities, has maintained a high commitment to the economic, social and environmental development of one of the regions with the greatest growth dynamics in the United States. 

The executive added that during the construction of the new facilities in Houston, the company will continue to offer products of the highest quality and the best customer service as it has done so far. 

In this sense, Arca Continental advances in the process of integrating best practices and capturing synergies in the territories of CCSWB, updating the technological platform and market attention, as well as standardizing business models, focused on continuing to strengthen a service superior to the client and the consumer. 

About Arca Continental 

Arca Continental is a company dedicated to the production, distribution and sale of non-alcoholic beverages owned by The Coca-Cola Company, as well as salted snacks under the Bokados brands in Mexico, Inalecsa in Ecuador, as well as Wise and Deep River in the United States of America. With an outstanding history of more than 92 years, Arca Continental is the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the most important in the world. In its Coca-Cola franchise, the company serves a population of more than 119 million in the northern and western regions of Mexico, as well as in Ecuador, Peru, the northern region of Argentina and the southwestern region of the United States. Arca Continental is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the symbol "AC". For more information on Arca Continental, 

About Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages 

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB) is a Arca Continental company based in Dallas, Texas, and one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the United States. CCSWB produces and markets products from The Coca-Cola Company's portfolio in Texas and parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas. The company employs approximately 9,000 employees who operate 10 production plants and 40 distribution centers, serving more than 31 million consumers.