The Crown Prince of Negeri Sembilan, Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz officiated the Groundbreaking event for Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia Plant Extension on 13th March 2017 at the bottling plant in Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan. Also in attendance were Datuk Haji Awaludin Said, Speaker of the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly, Mr. Antonio Del Rosario, General Manager for Coca-Cola Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Mr. Stephen Lusk, Chief Executive Officer for Bottling Investments Group Singapore-Malaysia-Brunei.
In Stephen’s welcoming speech, he announced Coca-Cola’s plans to invest another RM500 million in Malaysia, part of which will be used to expand the size and production capacity of its current plant in Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan. The plant serves as the Halal production hub for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei markets. Expanding by another 10 acres adjacent to the 31 acres of the current plant, construction of the plant extension is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and be fully operational in 2020. When completed, Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia will support over 1,000 direct employees as well as up to another 10,000 indirect jobs across the supply chain.
The extension will house a state of the art automated warehouse with an Automated Storage and Retrieval System, while freeing up space within the existing plant for additional production lines over time as Coca-Cola Malaysia expands into different beverage categories. The extended plant will also feature solar panels, water saving features and reduced electricity consumption. The factory is also one of only a few plants in Malaysia with Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) international certification and includes features such as rainwater harvesting building lighting automation, can ionized air rinsing and low energy conveyor motors.
Tunku Ali Redhauddin also visited our Visitor Centre & production lines and became the celebrity of the day; with associates and guest lining up to grab rare selfie opportunities with the Crown Prince.