Kingston, Ontario – November 17, 2021 – Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (Coke Canada Bottling) today announced the company is making an investment of $1.5 million in a brand-new distribution facility in the City of Kingston to help meet the evolving needs of customers in the area and its capability to grow.
“We are Kingston’s Local Bottler and we’re committed to investing in our future in the City and surrounding areas,” said Todd Parsons, Coke Canada Bottling CEO. “As a family-owned business, we’re guided by our Mission to deliver optimism and create a better future for our customers, consumers, and communities. This investment helps ensure we’re able to do just that for many years to come.”
The new facility, located at 800 Innovation Dr., offers more space and a new design that will improve efficiencies within the distribution centre and warehousing area. It is slated to be fully operational by May 2022.
Kingston is home to over 80 Coke Canada employees who help to distribute, merchandise, and sell more than 400 products, including Coca-Cola®, Monster Energy®, A&W®, and Canada Dry® from Port Hope, ON to Cornwall, ON. The current distribution centre operates 24 hours per day, five days per week, and services 500 local customers, annually injecting close to $750,000 into the local economy through local vendors and partners. The Kingston team is a proud member of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce and support the Kingston Food Bank. Employees also have long-standing community relationships with CFB Kingston and a local partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Coke Canada Bottling is a family-owned business, with more than 5,700 diverse employees from coast-to-coast. As Canada’s Local Bottler, the company operates in every province through more than 50 sales and distribution centres and five manufacturing facilities. Coke Canada Bottling proudly makes, distributes, merchandises, and sells the most loved beverages Canadians enjoy, including: Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Sprite®, Fanta®, Barq’s®, NESTEA®, POWERADE®, DASANI®, vitaminwater®, and distributes partner brands Canada Dry®, Monster Energy®, and A&W®. The Coke Canada Bottling family is a team determined to create a better future and deliver optimism by bringing sustainable value for our employees, customers, and consumers, growing our business responsibly, and making a positive difference in the communities where we operate.