September 1st 2016

Investment Announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Coca-Cola Company today at the Ballina Operations

Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland, September 1st – The Coca-Cola Company today announced an investment of 26 million Euro in its Ballina operations in Co. Mayo. The announcement was made by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD with Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. The capital investment further strengthens the Company’s commitment to Ireland as the Ballina facility becomes the first production site for the company’s innovative Freestyle technology outside of the United States. An additional 25 new jobs will be created in Ballina over the next three years as part of this investment.

The Coca-Cola Freestyle patented technology is a touch screen soda fountain which was first introduced by the company in the U.S. in 2010. The dispenser features more than 165 different Coca Cola beverage choices from across the company’s full product range, including a choice of lower-calorie and no-calorie options, as well as sports drinks and fruit flavoured drinks.   Freestyle empowers consumers to choose what’s right for them.  Consumers can find their favourite or discover something new.