Coca-Cola Amatil buys San Miguel beverage bottling assets in Jakarta
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has acquired the PT San Miguel Indonesia Food and Beverages non-alcoholic beverage bottling assets in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Set up in 2006, San Miguel's assets include a 20,000m² purpose built beverage production facility which includes a high speed PET bottling line and a 5,000m² warehouse.
CCA plans to spend around A$45m on the acquisition and to further develop site capacity over the next one year.
CCA group managing director Terry Davis said that the acquisition of the modern facility will complement the company's Cibitung manufacturing operations.
"In addition to the site's existing high-speed PET bottling line, we will install an additional carbonated soft drink PET line, increasing our Indonesian PET production capacity by 20% over the next 12 months," he added.
"The facility has the potential to add a further three beverage production lines which could increase Indonesian PET capacity by a further 35-40%, providing the business with an immediate low cost expansion option in the key densely populated West Java region of Indonesia."
The company is currently completing the acquisition of an existing 18,000m² warehousing facility in Lae for A$28m to guarantee future expansion capacity for both manufacturing and distribution in Papua New Guinea for the next decade.
CCA has agreed to distribute Rekorderlig cider in Australia from 1 January 2014, following the expiry of its restraint deal with SABMiller not to sell, distribute or manufacture beer or cider in Australia until 16 December 2013.
Australian Beverages managing director John Murphy said: "By leveraging CCA's large scale sales and distribution expertise, I believe we will be able to further strengthen Rekorderlig's market leading position."