Coca-Cola began construction on its new factory in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on Thursday, according to a company executive, who said the current production facility in Russei Keo district was “maxed out.”
Irial Finan, executive vice president of Coca-Cola, said the $100 million plant would help expand the company’s production capacity.
“We are in the phase of the development of our business that requires a new facility, as our existing plant has been maxed out. So, the actual capacity of our old plant is completely exhausted,” Mr. Finan said on the sidelines of a groundbreaking ceremony at the special economic zone in Pur Senchey district.
Lim Lina, a public affairs and communications manager at Coca-Cola, said the new factory was scheduled to be operating by July, and would employ 300 people directly and 1,800 people indirectly.
“After the new plant is built, the production will be transferred out there, while the current site in Russei Keo will serve as a sales and marketing office…and could potentially develop into the city distribution center,” she added.