Coca-Cola Da Nang pours additional nearly 5 million USD into its warehouse and waste water treatment

Published: August 22, 2017

On Monday, Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd (Coca-Cola Vietnam) held a ceremony to announce the completion of the company’s additional investment of 300 million USD in Viet Nam during the 2013-2016 period. In particular, an ameliorated waste water treatment system which features state-of-the-art equipment and most advanced technology, along with a new warehouse were put into operation at the Da Nang branch of Coca-Cola Vietnam. This is considered as a milestone marking the fulfillment of the company’s project.  Moreover, it is another demonstration of the company’s strong commitments to sustainable investment in Viet Nam, setting business development goals that go in paralell with positive impacts to the community.  

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company’s additional investment of 300 million USD in Viet Nam during the 2013-2016 period
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for marking the completion of Coca-Cola Vietnam’s additional investment of 300 million USD in Viet Nam during the 2013-2016 period

Mr. Calin Dragan - Regional Director of Coca-Cola ASEAN and Middle East said: “Aimed at operating as a long-term investor in Viet Nam, Coca-Cola has always focused on generating more added values that benefit both the business and the community’s living standards. This is demonstrated through significant progress made in the utilisation of green technology in every Coca-Cola’s plants, diversifying their product ranges to best meet consumers’ tastes, and pursuing community programs on a long-term basis. The company is proud to be part of Da Nang, a city that boasts amazing growth rate. Our investment activities here are totally in line with the direction to bring the practical values for the community, and to make Da Nang the next economic driving force of Viet Nam and the region.  The new warehouse and waste water system in the Da Nang Plant that are equipped with one of most advanced technologies.  This is an exemplary to our commitments to the development of Da Nang, and Viet Nam as a whole. The completion of this project continues to serve as fundamental to Coca-Cola’s next steps to sustainable growth in Viet Nam.”

Da Nang factory now has 4 manufacturing lines with cutting-edge technology. During the course of development, the plant has been continuously upgraded with smart, environment-friendly technologies and qualified with a series of stringent certificates of Viet Nam and the world. The total investment for upgrading Da Nang plant’s warehouse and waste water treatment system edged up to nearly 5 million USD. The new warehouse with total area of 4,800 square meters and a capacity of 4,000 pallets, which can be further developed into a smart warehouse to store up to 8,000 pallets. The warehouse is equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting and automatic check in-check out system .

The plant’s innovative waste water treatment system is upgraded with Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Filtration Systems featuring superior advantages, ensuring discharged waste water meeting A-grade quality which exceeds current required standards. In addition, the waste water treatment system with a designed capacity of 1,000 m3/day and upgradable to 1,500 m3/day is well installed for better noise reduction, automatic controlling and monitoring, and optimised energy efficiency during the treatment process. All the specifications and waste water quality parameters are collected to an online control center for storage and synchronisation to ensure required quality standards.

Da Nang People’s Committee Vice Chairman Tran Van Mien said: “With the goal of becoming one of the largest city of the country, Da Nang always focuses on developing its economy and enhancing its environment protection. The city authorities always encourage and ask domestic and foreign business  operating here to protect the local environment. We highly appreciate the commitments of Coca-Cola over the past 2 decades of its operation in the city.  The focus was on building the company’s long-term goal of not only promoting the city’s economic development but also bringing the better living environment to the community.  These are remarkable activities which should be kept up.”

The event also witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between Coca-Cola Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh-based University of Industry on a program that provides clean and safe drinking water to Da Nang’s pupils.  Under this agreement, a total of 65 drinking water filtration systems totaling 520,000 USD will be installed at junior and senior high schools across the city. This is considered as an active move of Coca-Cola Vietnam in fulfilling its commitment to sustainable development and offering practical values to the community.

Coca-Cola is one of the best-known international brands in Viet Nam. Currently, Coca-Cola Vietnam's factories in Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Ha Noi together recruit a total of about 2,500 employees, more than 99% of whom are Vietnamese. The Company's portfolio in Viet Nam includes Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid Nutriboost, Minute Maid Teppy, Schweppes, Dasani and Aquarius. Since 2017, to meet the fast changing in tastes and demands of consumers, Coca-Cola Vietnam has proactively diversified its high quality portfolio with the promotion of packaged juice and tea products. Coca-Cola Vietnam has considered sustainable development as the core of its business activities which include organising safe and healthy working environment, setting priority to training employees.