Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED, has opened its new $86 million South Metro Sales Center in Union City, Georgia.
The 456,000 square foot Coca-Cola sales center in Union City houses a sales and distribution center, fleet shop, warehouse, administrative offices and meeting space.
John Sherman – president and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED said: “When we acquired the Atlanta territory in 2017, we made a commitment to being world class in the way we serve this market, our customers and our communities. After all, it is the home of the worldwide Coca-Cola System.
“This facility demonstrates – through its state-of the-art technology and aesthetically pleasing environment – our commitment to honor our associates, customers and the communities where we operate and serve every day.”
The South Metro Sales Center will cater to more than 10,000 customers across Atlanta who sell beverages from the Coca-Cola portfolio to nearly 2.8 million consumers per year.
Around 750 people work at the Coca-Cola sales center in Union City.
According to Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, the South Metro Sales Center uses a “Vertique” warehousing system. Manufactured by System Logistics, the Vertique warehousing system is said to make the case picking process into an organized, more ergonomic, and efficient sequential operation to reduce manual work.
Nearly 36 million cases of beverages will be annually loaded out of the Coca-Cola South Metro Sales Center, which broke ground in early 2018 and was completed by the end of last year.
Jim Dinkins – president of Coca-Cola North America said: “Coca-Cola UNITED’s South Metro Sales Center is a welcome addition to the hometown of Coca-Cola.
“As a valued partner in our U.S. bottling system, Coca-Cola UNITED continues to make incredible investments in Atlanta, creating more local jobs, bringing more of our beverage portfolio to store shelves, and doing more good to make a difference in our communities.”