In 2017, Coca-Cola invested another RM500 million in Malaysia and part of it will be used to expand the size and production capacity of its current plant in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan that 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 began this year and is expected to be fully operational by 2020. 

When completed, Coca-Cola Malaysia will have over 1,000 direct employees as well as creating another 10,000 indirect jobs in companies supporting the business supply chain.   

The current plant began operating in 2011 and is today one of the most modern and high production Coca-Cola bottling plants in the region, producing beverages under the Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, A&W, Schweppes, Glaceau, Heaven and Earth and Minute Maid Pulpy brands, as well as Dasani drinking water for the Malaysian market as well as for export to Singapore and Brunei. 

First bottled on local shores in 1936, the single brand beverage brand has evolved in the past 80 years to become a total beverage company in Malaysia. 

Coca-Cola is the only major beverage company in Malaysia that makes and sells zero calorie and zero sugar soft drinks and the extension to the existing plant will allow production to be expanded to increase production and add new product lines.  

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Yang Amat Mulia Dato’ Seri Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, the eldest son of the reigning monarch of Negeri Sembilan, together with Speaker of the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly, Datuk Haji Awaludin Said. 

Representing Coca-Cola Malaysia were Chief Executive Officer for Bottling Investments Group Singapore-Malaysia-Brunei, Stephen Lusk along with General Manager for Coca-Cola Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Antonio Del Rosario.

Coca-Cola associates at the plant were also able to meet Yang Amat Mulia Dato’ Seri Tunku Ali Redhauddin during his tour of the plant.