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Coca-Cola Amatil to close production plant in Western Australia

DBR Staff Writer Published 28 October 2014

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) will close its production plant in Bayswater, in Western Australia, in a move to cut $100m in costs over the next three years.


The closure is expected to reduce CCA's workforce by slashing 57 permanent jobs.

Following the closure, the operations at Bayswater facility will be moved to other larger facilities over the next 12 months.

The company said that it will ensure there will be no disruption to manufacturing capability and no impact on customers.

CCA's Group Managing Director Alison Watkins said: "The closure of Bayswater and relocation of its three production lines to larger facilities will optimise our manufacturing footprint and is an integral part of our plan to reduce our cost base and return CCA to growth.

"We have invested more than $500m in our Australian supply chain over the past five years and we need to make sure we drive the best efficiencies we can to get the best returns possible on our significant investment.

"Streamlining our manufacturing footprint and logistics operations to leverage our scale is an important priority. The savings we generate will support more investment in our brands and innovation."

Image: CCA will move Bayswater operations to other larger facilities. Photo: courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company.