Coca-Cola Invites Medias on a Virtual Plant Tour
CCEP Indonesia and Coca-Cola Indonesia (CCI) held a Coca-Cola Tour for media partners on Thursday, December 9, 2021. This event was held in a hybrid manner, an offline visit attended by national media, and dozens of other national and local media who attend virtually. They had the opportunity to tour our National Plant, Bekasi 1 Plant, in West Cikarang, Bekasi.
On the plant tour, our Bekasi 1 Plant Supply Chain team led the session. They explained the production process of all of our products, production lines, as well as some of our recent investments in the facility, such as solar panels rooftop and the ASSP line.
In addition to the plant tour, the media also had the opportunity to conduct interviews with the management of both companies, which were represented by Lucia Karina (PACS Director CCEP Indonesia) and Triyono Prijosoesilo (PACS Director CCI). They updated the media on several important information regarding The Coca-Cola System business, sustainability commitment and investment in Indonesia.
CCEP Indonesia, as one of the world's leading FMCG (consumer goods) companies, reaffirms its commitment to developing various sustainability efforts that contribute to product quality and have an important role in the satisfaction of consumers in Indonesia. Strengthened by a big investment in leading manufacturing systems and technology, the implementation of this sustainability strategy has been widely implemented in all of Coca-Cola's business line processes, including in various facilities spread across Indonesia, to ensure the availability of high-quality products for consumers.
The Coca-Cola factory in Indonesia has been operating since 1932 thanks to the great enthusiasm of consumers for the Coca-Cola brand, which has been a favourite drink since its presence in Indonesia in 1927. Since then, the Coca-Cola company has made a significant contribution to the development of society, as a provider of employment opportunities, investors, and members of the community who continue to improve their long-term commitments, aligned with their vision and mission in providing the best value for Indonesia.
“Coca-Cola's vision is to refresh the world and make a difference. We are passionate about bringing a wide selection of beverage products loved by consumers and society at large, creating more sustainable businesses, and partnering for a better shared future for people, communities, and the planet. Both in Indonesia and around the world, we have grown into a complete beverage company, offering a broad portfolio of high-tasting beverages in various categories of soft drinks, mineral water, juices, milk and teas,” said Triyono Prijosoesilo.
Along with its development, the Coca-Cola brand has grown along with the aspirations of Indonesian consumers through a series of other passionate beverage brands such as Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Frestea, and various innovative drinks that are now being produced by CCEP Indonesia since 10 May 2021. In all aspects, from selecting materials for production to delivering them to consumers, CCEP Indonesia has always been consistent in implementing a high-quality management standard system to ensure that the company always offers the highest quality products to consumers in Indonesia. One of them is through the feasibility of products that have been certified Halal from the Indonesian Ulema Council since 1994 and empowering the potential of Indonesian farmers' food products, through the selection of raw materials using high-quality Indonesian tea.
Lucia Karina stated, “CCEP Indonesia is always committed to bring a positive impact to all parties who are closely related to the business run by Coca-Cola, one of which is by ensuring that we always offer a range of high-quality products for our customers and consumer. In achieving this, we always prioritize various things that have high sustainable value, especially in aspects that we believe have a crucial role in developing the quality of our products, such as commitment to all partners, employee involvement, customer satisfaction, and creating a better environment that will impact on consumers and the general public.”
For this reason, CCEP Indonesia has carried out various sustainability efforts to support the development of quality products and a better environment, among others through more diverse product innovations such as Coca-Cola Zero products to meet different tastes and needs of consumers, return of water every year to help create a better environment and society.
Furthermore, the use of the latest bottling technology through the Affordable Small Sparkling Package (ASSP) which combines various materials to reduce plastic use by up to 40%, in line with its mission to prepare a plastic bottle recycling facility, as well as the installation of a solar panel roof at the Bekasi 1 plant which is part of commitment to reducing carbon footprint.
Karina also added, “To strengthen our role in providing sustainable value, we have also made various efforts to maximize the way we do business, one of which is through large investments in advanced manufacturing systems and technologies that have been applied to the entire factory production process.”
To strengthen the standards that are upheld, investment in building a quality assurance laboratory for product quality in each plants has also been utilized. One of them is the Bekasi 1 CCEP Indonesia factory with an area of 21.8 hectares, which has a series of high-tech facilities to support the manufacturing process. Education regarding product quality from brands under the licence of The Coca-Cola Company continues to be implemented, one of which is through open visits to the Indonesian people at various CCEP Indonesia factories spread throughout Indonesia, namely in Bekasi 1, Sumedang, Semarang, Pasuruan, Bali, Medan. , and Lampung.
To ensure the safety of visitors when visiting the CCEP Indonesia faclities the company has implemented strict health protocols in accordance with the recommendation of the Indonesian government and industry standards in all facilities, such as: wearing masks as a standard procedure, measuring body temperature, providing hand sanitizers in the facilities, ask employees to always wash their hands, and keep a safe distance. In addition, all facility operations will follow the PPKM directives from the applicable Government.