The new plant in Lambeg was officially opened by Captain Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in 1968.
The plant produced Fanta Orange, 7UP and Coca‑Cola, with a production line turning out fifty million bottles per year.
Coca-Cola European Partners will serve more than 300 million consumers across 13 countries in Western Europe, including the region’s four largest markets for nonalcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages: Germany, Spain, Great Britain and France.
The landmark deal combines the complementary strengths and local relationships of the three partner bottlers, positioning the The London-headquartered company, which will be publicly traded starting this week on the Euronext Amsterdam, Euronext London, the New York Stock Exchange and Spanish Stock Exchange, will employ approximately 25,000 people. The (NARTD beverages) category in Western Europe is large, vibrant and growing.
As a new company, we will start with only a 29 percent market share in value across the region, so we see a lot of headroom.
We will have a 4,000-strong sales force that will make more than 12 million customer visits every year.
Coke Zero, a new member of the Coca‑Cola family, also launched in 2007.
Coca‑Cola Bottlers (Ulster) Ltd and Coca‑Cola Bottlers Ireland are now officially known as Coca‑Cola HBC Northern Ireland Limited and Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland Limited.
We’ve already seen the first good examples of how we can standardize best practices in supply chain and procurement such as light-weighting our 1.5ltr PET bottles and improving our execution of in-store merchandising by building smaller product pallets. For starters, we’ll be scaling products across Europe faster and more effectively than we were able to do as three separate bottlers.
In 1953, a franchise was granted to the Coca‑Cola Bottling Co. The Ulster Iced Drinks Company changed its name to Coca‑Cola Bottlers Ulster Ltd (CCBU) and began distribution of Fanta Orange in 1963 and Fanta Lemon in 1966.
As a result of these new offerings, production more than doubled and to cope with demand Coca‑Cola Bottling Co.
A franchise agreement was signed with the Coca‑Cola Company on 17th April 1939 and the Ulster Iced Drinks Company (UIDC) was formed in Rumford Street, off Belfast's Shankill Road.
On 3rd May the first case of Coca‑Cola produced in Northern Ireland was sold at a price of four old pence per bottle.In 2005, a 45 acre site at Knockmore Hill, Lisburn, Co.