09. 05. 12. - 17:35
Coca Cola takes first step in move to Burgenland
The cornerstone of the new "Coca-Cola Hellenic" bottling centre has been laid in Edelstahl in Burgenland.
Coca-Cola is investing about €40 million in the new project that will be one of the most modern in Europe. As part of the project the number of workers already in the existing production centre will also be expanded.
Under the motto "tradition meets the future", the stone was laid. This motto was represented in the mineral water company Römerquelle and the future in the investment in the new production centre.
As part of the rationalisation however Coca-Cola is closing its offices and filling centre in Vienna.
The rebuilding work will start in earnest this spring and the productions and logistics centre should be finished in Edelstahl in the first quarter of 2013.
In future not just Römerquelle but also Coca-Cola, Coke Light and Zero as well as Fanta and Sprite will be produced here.
The number of workers will be increased from 92 to 244 with a few of the jobs being taken by staff from Vienna.
The company said that the new centre will make them well equipped to tackle the new challenges of the drinking market.
Burgenland regional governor Hans Niessl (SPÖ) described the move as a valuable impulse for the entire region, and said it was a reflection on the attractiveness of Burgenland to companies as a business location.