Canadian bottling company Coca-Cola Canada Bottling has revealed plans to develop a manufacturing line at its facility in Lachine, Québec.
The C$34m ($28.5m) line is intended to expedite the company’s growth and address the needs of consumers in the Québec market.
It is also expected to help the company strengthen its position in the Greater Montreal Area.
In addition to facilitating local production of canned beverages, the line will expand the facility’s capacity to allow more Aliments du Québec products to be certified.
These products will include the new 32-pack Coke Classic packaging, Coke Zero, Diet Coke and Canada Dry Ginger Ale.
The facility is scheduled to be operational early next year.
Coke Canada Bottling CEO Todd Parsons said: “We are a family business and, as Montreal’s local bottler, we’re very committed to investing in our business for the long-term.
“As a still relatively new company, we’re experiencing very positive momentum in the local market and we’re making investments in our operations to drive our growth.
“These actions all reflect our mission to deliver optimism and create a better future for our customers, consumers and communities.”
Coke Canada Bottling locally manufactures and packages more than 120 stock-keeping units into seven different packages on three lines to cater to around 9,700 customers.
The family-owned company produces around 25 million cases of product a year, including Coca-Cola, Canada Dry and A&W products, as well as the recently launched clear Sprite and Fresca bottles.
In the Greater Montreal Area, Coke Canada Bottling operates the Lachine manufacturing facility and a sales and distribution centre in Montreal, employing more than 560 colleagues at the two facilities.
Earlier this year, the company announced plans to invest nearly C$42m to boost its operations in Canada’s Lower Mainland region.