Profile: Coca Cola HBC AG (CCH)
11 Mar 2014
Coca-Cola HBC AG, incorporated on September 19, 2012, is a bottler of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe, operating in 28 countries. The Company owns, controls and operates a network of independent bottling plants and warehousing and distribution systems. The Company through Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A (CCH) is principally engaged in producing, selling and distributing non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. The Company also produces, sells and distributes non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages under bottlers’ agreements and franchise arrangements with third parties and under its brand names. It also distributes beer and third party premium spirits in certain of its central and eastern European operations. On April 24, 2013, Coca-Cola HBC AG acquired CCH and increased its interest from 23.28% to 96.85%. In June 2013, Coca-Cola HBC AG acquired the remaining 3.253% stake in Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA.
The Company bottles and distributes beer in Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and distributes a selected number of premium spirit brands in certain central and eastern European operations. The Company’s products include sparkling non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages, excluding sparkling water (Sparkling beverages), non-sparkling non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages, excluding water (Still beverages) and various water beverages (Water beverages). It offers its products in a range of flavors and package combinations which vary from country to country. In addition to the Coca-Cola brand, its other core brands include Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola light (which the Company sells in some of its Territories, under the Diet Coke trademark) and Coca-Cola Zero. As of December 31, 2012, the Company operates 71 plants and 299 filling lines and maintains 287 distribution centers and 80 warehouses.
Coca Cola HBC AG
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