Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand in Nigeria stated its commitment to sustained investment in the country as it celebrated its 65th Year Anniversary.
The assurance was made on 7th December, at an event with stakeholders marking the company’s anniversary. The engagement was part of various events organized by the company to commemorate its historic milestone and themed, ‘Celebrating a Tradition of Excellence’.
NBC was incorporated in November 1951, and is the Nigerian subsidiary of global bottler, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC AG).
Over the last 65 years, NBC has established itself as a key player in the Nigerian non-alcoholic beverage industry. The Company has remained strong and committed to satisfying its consumers and continues to thrive in a challenging business environment and competitive market terrain.
Managing Director, Nigerian Bottling Company, George Polymenakos, speaking at an event organised by the company to commemorate its 65th Year Anniversary in Nigeria
Speaking at an engagement session with one of the stakeholder groups, Managing Director of NBC, George Polymenakos said, “NBC is continuously making major investments and upgrading its systems, including our human capital to drive world class operations. Over the last six years, NBC has invested over $600m as part of the Company’s transformation journey to drive world class standards in its operations. As NBC continues to pursue excellence in its operations, people and systems, so much is being invested to transform our business, to better satisfy our market and loyal consumers.”
Also remarking at one of the engagement sessions with stakeholders, Sade Morgan, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, stated that, “a key part of the Company’s sustainable growth and development agenda, is its commitment to ensure NBC is in touch with communities, partnering and collaborating with them on a regular basis. Nothing is more important and occupies the heart of our business, than ensuring that the communities we operate in are positively impacted”, she added.
Since incorporation in 1951, NBC has been consistently manufacturing, marketing and distributing the popular Coca-Cola brands, with an ever widening range of non-alcoholic beverages to the ever growing Nigerian market. The bottling giant has received several industry awards and recognition as a reputable manufacturer and for performing its operations in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.