Nairobi Bottlers Invests $13.8m In New Plastic Bottling Plant - kenyadetails

Nairobi Bottlers Limited has invested Shs1.2billion ($13.8 million) in a new 0.9 million plastic bottle-capacity manufacturing facility to meet the increased demand for plastic bottled soda in Kenya.

Speaking at the plant launch, Nairobi Bottlers Managing Director

Patrick Pech said the facility was setup to cut the huge cost spent sourcing for independent suppliers to service the increased requests for plastic bottled products.

‘‘we have been spending money sourcing for the plastic bottles and this plant will help us save on costs’’, he said.

The new facility, which will create employment and enable the bottler to produce preforms used for packaging Coca-cola range of soft drinks, takes the company’s total investment to over Sh3 billion ($3.5 million) within a year.

The company disclosed that the investment, which is part of its strategic business growth, is in line with plans of the company to level up with consumers seeking to enjoy a soft drink on the move or at outdoor gatherings.

Nairobi Bottlers is Coca-Cola’s largest bottler in Kenya, producing more than half of the company’s volume of soda, mineral water and fruit juice.