Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd. (CCBPL)

Company Profile

 Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd. (CCBPL) was established first in Karachi in 1996, following the acquisition of locally franchised bottling operations throughout the country over the next 10 years. In 2008, Coca-Cola İçecek acquired 49% share in Coca-Cola Pakistan and took over the management.

CCBPL has 6 plants and 13 warehouses throughout the country and serves a population of more than 170 million. CCBPL is a significant player in the growth of Pakistan’s economy since it is one of the country’s top foreign direct investments in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) business and is one of the major tax paying beverages company of Pakistan.

 


Products

 

Coca-Cola is the most popular and biggest-selling soft drink in history, as well as the best-known product in the world. Diet Coke was born in 1982 and it's now the No. 3 soft drink in the world. Diet Coke is the drink for people who want no calories, but plenty of taste. Diet Coke is offered in 4 different sizes and packages in Pakistan. Sprite is the world's leading lemon-lime flavored soft drink. In Pakistan, Sprite 3G and Sprite Zero are also offered to consumers. Sprite Zero Fanta is a popular fruit flavored soda drink in the world. In Pakistan, Fanta Orange is offered in 7 different sizes and packages. Being sold in almost 100 countries around the world, Minute Maid offers a variety of products and flavors. In Pakistan, Minute Maid is available in Pulpy Orange flavor in 2 packages.   Kinley is a high quality bottled water processed with added minerals popular among adults who seek a better quality of life and a healthy lifestyle. In Pakistan, Kinley is offered in 0.5 lt and 1.5 lt PET Bottles. 


 

News

CCBPL and WWF Install 3rd Water Filtration Plant in Lahore

Lahore, January 26, 2016: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) and WWF-Pakistan, through their project ‘Increasing the Supply and Access to Safe Drinking Water in Lahore,’ inaugurated the 3rd water filtration plant in Glaxo Town, a densely populated area in the outskirts of Lahore. The project aims to install 15 water filtration plants in the city in order to provide clean and safe drinking water.

The plant was inaugurated by Rizwan Ullah Khan, General Manager, The Coca-Cola Company (Pakistan and Afghanistan) and Dr Masood Arshad, Director Climate, Energy and Water, WWF-Pakistan. Residents of Glaxo Town were also present at the occasion and expressed their gratitude to CCBPL and WWF.

“We are working towards water balance through diverse, locally focused community water projects that often grow out of the source water vulnerability assessments (SVA) conducted for each of our bottling plants. Those plants are built with the local community and often the projects we support are with local governments and other respected third-party partners. Pursuing these synergies among our source water protection and replenish programs enable us to identify and implement projects that support the sustainability of local watersheds and communities while mitigating risks to our business,” remarked Rizwan U. Khan.

“We place the issue of water usage, which is fundamental to our business, at the heart of our environmental policy. Water is one of the most essential resources of life and also the main ingredient of our beverages. Establishing a water-sustainable operation is key to our business success and to the welfare of the communities in which we operate. With the installation of more than 20 plants across Pakistan by the end of 2016, we will create a simple solution to a common problem,” remarked Zafar Abbas Jafri, Director Public Affairs and Communications, CCBPL.

A quality survey of ground water in Glaxo Town was conducted prior to the installation of the filtration plant, and showed the presence of fecal coliform in the area. The water filtration plant will provide access to clean drinking water to almost 5000 individuals daily.

The installation of the filtration plant was accompanied by an awareness drive including a socio-economic survey of the area and various other activities in the local school and women of the area. People were made aware of the water woes of Pakistan and discussed ways in which sustainable use of this precious resource can be promoted.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr Masood Arshad, Director Climate, Energy and Water, WWF-Pakistan said, “Pakistan will soon be facing severe water scarcity due to climate change. As a nation, we need to be very vigilant about this issue and must tackle it proactively.  We aim to choose those communities where drinking water quality is poor and the community is willing to ensure the sustainability of the plant.”

On behalf of the local residents, Khalid Qadri an active resident, thanked WWF-Pakistan and CCBPL for their efforts in installing the water filtration plant in their area.

Media Men Visit Coca-Cola Plant in Rahim Yar Khan

A group of local journalists pose for a photograph during a visit to the plant  of Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited in Rahim Yar Khan. 

  

  

  

  

 

Media Men Visit Coca-Cola Plant in Multan

A group of journalists pose for a picture during a visit to the recently opened state-of-the-art production facility of Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) in Multan.

  

  

  

  

  

CCBPL Organizes Savvy & Successful Awards

Lahore, October, 2015:Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) recently held a colorful Savvy and Successful awards ceremony in the Expo Center, Lahore. Attended by over 400 people including employees and dignitaries such as Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Governor Punjab, (Capt.) Muhammad Usman, DCO Lahore and celebrities like Sarmad Khoosat and Saneea Saeed, the event recognized the unique efforts of eight versatile women from various walks of life, which also included 2 CCBPL female employees. Hosted by one-time lyrically famed star couple, Rahat and Saira Kazmi, the event featured the launch of CCBPL’s flagship women empowerment initiative, Zeenat Gari, a women for women rickshaw transport initiative helping women gain financial independence through micro financing. The evening featured entertaining musical and dance performances that were followed by an enchanting sand-art illustration portraying a woman’s journey in this world.

CCBPL Installs Water Filtration Plant at Lari Adda

Lahore, October 13, 2015:With an aim to provide safe and clean drinking water to the community, Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) has installed a water filtration plant in Badami Bagh Lari Adda Lahore. The plant was inaugurated by Capt. (Retd.) Muhammad Usman, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Lahore, Atilla Yerlikaya, Corporate Affairs Director, Coca-Cola Icecek, John Galvin, General Manager CCBPL, and Zafar Abbas Jafri, Director Public Affairs and Communications at CCBPL. This water filtration plant will serve 20,000 people every day, mostly passengers travelling to and from other cities. This water filtration plant has the capacity of 2000 liters of water per hour.

 

Speaking at the occasion DCO Lahore said that “Access to clean and safe drinking water is the right of every citizen and we thank CCBPL in helping us to provide clean drinking water to the community of low privileged area”. “In our pursuit of protecting the water resources that sustain communities, this water filtration plant has been built with the humble contribution of CCBPL for the citizens of Lahore,” remarked John M. Galvin, General Manager at CCBPL.

CCBPL Supports Golf Tournament at Lahore Gymkhana

Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana along with John Matthew Galvin General Manager Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) and Zafar Abbas Jafri Director Public Affairs and Communications along with the participants pose for a photograph at the closing of the CCBPL Golf Tournament at The Lahore Gymkhanav

 

 

 

CCBPL & WWF Inaugurate Second Water Filtration Plant in Lahore

Lahore, August 24, 2015: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) and WWF-Pakistan inaugurated the second water filtration plant in Lady Willingdon Hospital, Lahore, as part of their project ‘Increasing the Supply and Access to Safe Drinking Water in Lahore, Pakistan.’ The plant was inaugurated by John Mathew Galvin, General Manager, CCBPL, Dr. Ejaz Ahmad, Senior Director WWF-Pakistan and Dr. Zafar Yusuf, Medical Superintendent, Lady Willingdon Hospital. Zafar Abbas Jafri, Director Public Affairs and Communications (PAC), CCBPL said, ‘We at CCBPL care about the needs of communities and support solutions that are responsive to these needs. Our goal is to be a reliable partner in finding common solutions for common problems.’

A water testing survey of Lady Willingdon Hospital was conducted prior to the installation of the filtration plant, which showed the presence of higher arsenic levels than World Health Organization (WHO) standards in the area. The water filtration plant will provide access to clean drinking water to almost 10,000 individuals daily.

The installation of the filtration plant was accompanied by an awareness drive including a socio-economic survey of the area. People were made aware of the water woes of Pakistan and discussed ways in which sustainable use of this precious recourse can be promoted.

Independence Day Celebration at CCBPL

Lahore, August 14, 2015:Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) organized a simple flag-hoisting ceremony in its Head Office in Lahore where employees wore green, sang the national anthem and sipped green mint margarita in the spirit of national independence week. 

 

 

 

CCBPL & WWF-Pakistan Install 1st Water Filtration Plant in Lahore

Lahore, July 13, 2015: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) and WWF-Pakistan inaugurated the first water filtration plant in Basti Saidan Shah inside Pir Sayedan Shah’s Darbar, a community space for the colony as part of their project aimed to provide local communities better access to safe drinking water.

The plant was inaugurated by Zafar Abbas Jafri, Director Public Affairs and Communications, CCBPL and Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-Pakistan. Over 100 community members of Basti Saidan Shah also participated in the event, including women and children.

The water filtration plant will provide safe drinking water to around 25,000 people daily which will not only improve living standards of the communities but also reduce the prevalence of waterborne diseases in the area.

Ramadan Food Drive 2015 Held Successfully

Lahore, July 10, 2015:CCBPL has been undertaking the Ramadan Food Drive for the past couple of years to help the under privileged community members by raising money and buying food cartons comprising daily use items with the help of its employees and company support.

This year CCBPL continued with its efforts and over 1.65 million rupees were raised by its employees. In 2013, our employees donated 1.37 Million rupees to the Ramadan food drive. Moreover, 2 million Rupees were added to this amount from the company's fund. In 2014, 1.45 million rupees were donated by our employees and 3 Million rupees were donated by the company's fund.

Over 1500 food cartons comprising daily use items such as flour, dates, oil and other items were distributed among community members in Lahore and south Punjab.

 

CCBPL and WWF Celebrate World Environment Day

 Karachi, June 5, 2015:CCBPL this year joined hands with WWF, world’s leading conservation NGO on 5th June, to celebrate World Environment Day. CCBPL’s Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) function and the Karachi territory actively engaged over 80 employees and offered them an opportunity to directly contribute towards nature conservation by cleaning the Karachi beach and planting mangroves in WWF’s Wetland Center at Sandspit Beach. The day also offered employees an opportunity to learn about environmental topics in a Green Workshop and actively engage in a team building exercise.

 Pre-Budget Discussion Forum Held at Karachi Press Club 

 

Karachi, May 23, 2015: A daylong pre-budget forum was recently held by the Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) function of Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd. (CCBPL) in collaboration with the Karachi Press Club on the latter’s premises recently. The forum speakers included Dr. Ishrat Hussain, currently Dean of Pakistan’s leading business school, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), and previously Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and Shabbar Zaidi, a chartered accountant, senior partner in the well-known accountancy firm, Fergusons, and a recognized expert on taxation. 

The forum was attended by over 50 business journalists, mainly from the print media, but also including some from the broadcast media. The event started with a welcome note by KPC presiding officer, who spoke of the objective of organizing the forum and thanked CCBPL for supporting it. This was followed by the first session in which Shabbar Zaidi presented the key highlights of the proposed budget, and explained to the journalists how to interpret the figures and allocations.

The second session was run by Dr. Hussain, who principally spoke about the need for budget reforms and the importance of the media understanding these issues. Highly interactive Q&A sessions followed both sessions, with keen interest displayed by all participating journalists in the proceedings.

Talking about the forum, Alauddin Khanzada, Secretary Press Club said, “On behalf of the Karachi Press Club, I would like to thank Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd. for organizing a successful capacity building program for the journalists of Karachi.  I hope that your support in organizing such events will continue in the future,” he added. 

CCBPL and Mercy Corps Celebrate Success of 321 Bhago Initiative

Lahore, May 29, 2015: A ceremony was held at the Ali Institute auditorium, on Friday to mark the end of year 1 of a youth development project, 3.2.1. Bhago! Jointly run by Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) and Mercy Corps, an international development organization that aims to build a foundation and future for youth globally.

The ceremony was attended by over 250 people from all walks of life particularly the young beneficiaries of this initiative along with their parents, development sector and the government dignitaries. Highlight of the ceremony was a list of engaging tableaus and skits by youth leaders and students of various schools.

3.2.1 Bhago! is operating in 24 schools across Lahore, mainly serving low-income schools in rural areas. The project worked with girls’ schools and boys’ schools separately and engaged more than 2,500 boys and girls ages 10-18 twice each week. In its first year, the program worked with 24 schools, 153 coaches and youth leaders, and 2,400 team members.

Speaking about this initiative Zafar Abbas Jafri, Director Public Affairs & Communications at Coca-Cola Beverages Limited (CCBPL) said, “We have successfully completed the first year of 321 Bhago project with positive results and now we have extended our scope of partnership with Mercy Corps to bring this activity to more kids in the second year”.

3.2.1 Move! has been able to invest in the future of young people – inspiring and equipping teachers and youth with the tools to develop healthy and active habits. By virtue of this project in Turkey, Iraq, and Pakistan, teachers and young people are leading the way by running activities, designing events, and motivating their peers and schools to get active.

CCBPL Pays Tribute to RAWHA

Lahore, May 4, 2015:The second anniversary of Rukhsana Arshad Women Hockey Academy (RAWHA) was recently celebrated in the Model Town Community Centre to pay a tribute to women hockey players in Pakistan. The event was attended by dignitaries from different walks of life including John Seward, GM CCBPL and his wife Ms. Noreen Seward. About the support of Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited and its contribution to women hockey in Pakistan, Ms. Sehrish Arshad Ghumman, Secretary, RAWHA Women Hockey Academy lauded the services of CCBPL.

CCBPL, WWF Join Hands to Improve Access to Clean Drinking Water

 

Lahore, April, 2015: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL), one of the leading beverage manufacturers in Pakistan and World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), part of the WWF global network, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which both organizations will jointly work to improve access to clean drinking water. This partnership will help promote water stewardship at the corporate and community levels and support CCBPL’s socially responsible contribution towards the community as active steward of water. 

Expressing his views about this initiative, Zafar Abbas Jafri, Director Public Affairs & Communications at CCBPL said, “Access to clean drinking water in Pakistan is a major issue - in the coming years increased water scarcity will make things worse – so it’s important to educate the masses and introduce initiatives to make efficient use of the water currently available. CCBPL places the issue of water usage, which is fundamental to our business, at the heart of its environmental policy. Establishing a water sustainable operation is key to our business success and to the welfare of the communities in which we operate,” he added.

 During this partnership, CCBPL and WWF will install 15 filtration plants over the course of 2 years with intensive community outreach and mobilization opportunities. This initiative will, thus be carried out in target areas selected on the basis of clean water shortage, community needs and its willing participation. WWF will identify sites and communities for the installation and provision of these plants. The project will result in the development of sustainable models for provision of water that is most suited to the local context with extensive monitoring and evaluation at project sties.

 As part of this relationship, local communities will be mobilized for capacity building and women empowerment regarding clean drinking water operations while promoting the concept of water stewardship.

CCBPL Extends Good Governance into Supply Chain 

Lahore, April 7, 2015: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL), in line with its mission of extending good governance and best practices into its supply chain, has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Highways and Motorways Police, for carrying out a road safety training program for the drivers of its distributors. This unique initiative falling under the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy aims at capacity building of the company’s business partners and strengthening society.

The MoU was signed recently by Shaista Hassan, Human Resources Business Partner, Commercial Department, CCBPL and Khurram Shehzad Haider, Commandant National Highways & Motorways Police Training College Sheikhupura.

The training of the drivers numbering in hundreds, will be imparted to make an attitude shift towards road safety and to ensure that the drivers observe utmost caution for their own and for others’ safety while on the road. The Training Course to be carried out will focus on Defensive Driving Techniques, Road Safety Tips, Simulations, Cockpit Drills, Traffic Rules & Regulations, Truck Engineering, Road Signs & Markings, Mindset & Motivation, Legal Requirements, Fatigue Management, Troubleshooting, First Aid and Grooming & Hygiene of Drivers. 

CCBPL Launches its Economic Impact Study 

 

Islamabad, March 2015: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) recently presented the results of its Economic Impact Study for the first time at the 3rd Pakistan-US-Business Opportunities Conference in Islamabad. The conference was inaugurated by Pakistan’s Minister of Finance, Minister of Commerce and US Secretary of Commerce. It was attended by more than 300 guests including high government officials, bureaucrats, diplomats, corporate leaders and media personnel.

 

The study was jointly conducted by research teams from two leading business schools, i.e., Institute of Business Administration in Karachi and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore. According to the results of the study, CCBPL’s output multiplier is 4.9, which means that its injection of PKR 10 billion generates PKR 49 billion in the economy.

CCBPL employs over 5,000 individuals directly and over 70,000 people indirectly through its value chain. A diverse range of sectors benefit from the production and distribution of CCBPL’s products which include plastic, motor-vehicles, electricity, business services, trade, food, and agriculture sectors. According to the study, CCBPL’s tax multiplier is 1.65 and since July 2009 it has contributed over 47 Billion PKR to the Pakistani economy in taxes.

CCBPL Organizes ‘Women of Substance’ Event to Celebrate International Women’s Day 


Lahore, March 2015: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) celebrated the International Women’s Day through a unique event entitled “Women of Substance – Aspire to Inspire”, in which many distinguished female speakers from different walks of life were invited to meet with CCBPL employees and deliver inspirational talks related to the company’s core values of Passion, Integrity, Teamwork and Accountability.

The event which was held at the CCBPL head office celebrated women achievers in the society through the invited speakers, each of whom has made an invaluable contribution in her field, while setting the bar high and also paving the way for other women to follow.

The speakers included Rahat Kaunain Hassan, senior partner at Hassan Kunain Nafees and former head of the Competition Commission Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Mariam Malik, head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Zareen Aziz, President, First Women Bank Ltd, Sehyr Anis, development practitioner and entrepreneur, Shahima Rehman, development professional involved in the health, education and social development sectors, Rakhshinda Perveen, Communication Director Go-Fig Solutions, Elli Takagaki, CEO of Paper Miracles and Shehrbano Rizvi, social entrepreneur and COO of Popin Jay.

The event included a silent gallery with a photography exhibit, which showcased women being empowered and breaking stereotypes within the society. The forum was designed to further highlight the attitude that everyone needs to have and be receptive towards having savvy & successful women side by side at workplaces and within the society in general.

CCBPL to Build Three State-Of-The-Art Bottling Plants 

 

Lahore, 27th November 2014: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) will build three state of the art bottling plants in Multan, Islamabad and Karachi with an investment of $300 million said CCBPL Director Public Affairs and Communication Zafar Abbas Jafri, during a visit of journalists to Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) Lahore plant.

He said that CCBPL will also increase its 275 million unit-case capacity by 1.5 times by 2017.

Speaking to the journalists Zafar Abbas told about the CCBPL clean water initiatives in Lahore, Karachi and upcoming projects in Rahim Yar Khan. He further briefed them about the Coca-Cola Football leagues held in Karachi and Multan. These leagues were highly appreciated in the areas of Lyari and Korangi. These football leagues were very appreciated by the local community.

Zafar Jafri told journalists about the ongoing activity with the collaboration of Mercy Corps of 321 Bhago. He told them it aimed to emphasizehealthy living and active lifestyle amongst students.

The CCBPL plant HR manager briefed the journalists about the Health & Safety rules followed in CCBPL plant. She informed the journalists that we follow very strict safety rules in the plant and we feel that the safety of our workers is really important for the success of our business.

 

Coca-Cola Football League Ends on a High Note  

 

Multan, 1st September 2014: Coca-Cola Football League ended on a high note with a keenly contested and exciting match between Aatish Football Club, Tank and Muhamadan Football Club, Multan here at the Sports Ground in Multan. Muhamadan Football Club Multan won the match by 3 goals to 1 goal.  

Ali Hanan, Assistant Deputy Collector Multan, was the chief guest on the occasion, and handed over the tournament trophy to the winning team and other prizes to the runner-up and other teams. The league matches had started on the first of August 2014, with the inaugural match being played between Ameen Shaheed Football Club and Multan Dairy Football Club, with Ameen Shaheed Football Club winning the match by 1-0. A total of 39 matches were played in this League, with all matches being closely fought, providing excitement and thrill to the large number of supporters and spectators who turned up at the venues.The closing ceremony of the match was followed by amazing fireworks.   

CCBPL Announces Coca-Cola Football League 

Multan, 22nd July 2014: In line with its commitment to promoting active and healthy lifestyle and youth development, Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL), organized the first Coca-Cola Football League in Multan. The league ran from 1st to 14th August, 2014 at the Sports Ground, Multan.

It was shared on Tuesday at a press conference held to announce the Coca-Cola Football League at the Shapes Health Studio, which was attended by over 50 media representatives and dignitaries from all walks of life.

Speaking on the occasion Director Public Affairs and Communication at CCBPL Zafar Abbas Jafri said, “Promoting an active and healthy lifestyle is a priority for Coca-Cola globally, and we want to ensure that our youth benefits from this initiative in Pakistan. Through this league, we will encourage the youth of Pakistan to appreciate the competitive spirit of football and team spirit.”

CCBPL has already been working on football in Karachi and plans to take this initiative to other parts of the country as well. A total of 32 teams will participate in the league from different parts of the country during a two-week period.

CCBPL Launches Tree Plantation Drive 

Karachi, 28th July 2013: The Coca-Cola Karachi United Ramadan Tournament reached a climax on Sunday with the finals taking place before hundreds of enthusiastic football fans. Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) partnered with the Karachi United to hold the tournament, which was held on a round-robin basis at 2 levels, the Club League and the Youth League, for Under-16 footballers.  

For the Club League, the final was held between Young Azizabad and Karachi United Football Club, with Karachi United Football Club emerging victorious by beating the other finalist by 1 goal to 0. For the Youth League, Lyari Centre defeated Malir Centre by 2 goals to 0 and emerged as the winners.

Earlier the semi-final matches were held on July 26th 2013, In the Club League, the first semi final was held between Karachi United Football Club and Korangi Baloch Sharafi, and the second semi final was between Sajdi Mohammedan and Young Azizbad. For the Youth League the first semi-final took place between Korangi Centre and Lyari Centre, and the second semi-final between Malir Centre and Old Golimar Centre.

Zafar Abbas Jafri, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at CCBPL, awarded the trophies to the winners and the runners-up. Speaking on the occasion he said, “Coca-Cola is committed to promoting active and healthy lifestyles, and our partnership with the Karachi United to host this tournament takes our commitment even further by working with inner-city youth to drive the sport of football throughout Karachi.”

Also speaking at the awards ceremony for the winning teams, the Karachi United Director, Imran Ali, said “we are very pleased how, by working with Coca-Cola, we have managed to engage youngsters and clubs during the month of Ramadan. It is fantastic to see the enthusiasm with which these games were played and we look forward to partnering with CCBPL in the future to promote such initiatives.”

Over the years, football has greatly increased in popularity, as is evidenced by the large number of teams that participated in both leagues during this Ramadan Tournament. Throughout the various rounds of the tournament, building up to the finals on Sunday, hundreds of football fans showed their passionate support for the game and for the teams by coming out to witness these keenly contested matches and encourage their teams.

Coca-Cola’s Capability Development Center Graduates First Batch of Trainees 

Lahore, 6th August 2013: Today, the first batch of trainees graduated from the Coca-Cola Technical Apprentice (KOTA) program which was established by Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited’s (CCBPL) Capability Development Center (CDC). The CDC is CCBPL’s in-house training center where the KOTA trainees received classroom training on machine diagrams, simulations, machine parts, machine PLCs and manufacturing processes. This knowledge was then reinforced by on-the-job training on CCBPL’s actual production lines.   

The Technical Apprentices training programme is a new initiative undertaken by CCBPL to promote skills development of a specialized workforce for the overall beverage industry. It is a rigorous and multi-dimensional seven-month training programme that has been designed in collaboration with Amman Tech and specifically tailored to the beverage manufacturing processes. The KOTA program also includes English Language and Computer skills training.

Talking about the KOTA program, CCBPL Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Zafar Abbas Jafri said: “With rapid technological advancements, there is now a scarcity of trained/skilled workforce in beverage industry in Pakistan, and CCBPL has developed this program to bridge this talent gap. It is a sign of our commitment to the apprentice training programme ordained by the Government of Pakistan that we are investing so heavily to give young apprentices an opportunity to have successful careers, and to create a highly skilled workforce in Pakistan that is capable of working at global standards.”

After completing the intensive training, the apprentices are now eligible to obtain City & Guild Certification, a special opportunity CCBPL provides to the high performers of this programme.  

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the program, CCBPL Director of Human Resources, Amara Basir, “Skills development is a fundamental pillar of our HR policy.We strongly believe that it is the people in a company more than anything else that ensure the growth of business, and to this end CCBPL believes in training its people across all levels and job functions.”

Competency Development Centers Seek to Enhance Capabilities

Lahore, 27th March 2014

The CDCs in Karachi and Lahore became operational on March 5 and March 7, respectively. These facilities will help CCPBL employee’s gain valuable learning of international standards, which reflect the company’s commitment to its people.

CCBPL’s Director of Human Resources, Amara Bashir, said, “This is an initiative that is the first of its kind, as it is a great milestone for CCBPL. We strongly believe that investing in people is essential for achieving organizational growth.”

CCBPL’s top strategic priority is to equip its employees with comprehensive trainings on core business requirements. The Company utilizes the latest technologies within the Coca-Cola system for its operations. The CDC curriculum is designed to complement these technological changes by developing a training curriculum for its employees.

In line with its policy of empowering its people, Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) has recently constructed and brought into operation two state-of-the-art Competency Development Centers (CDC), in Karachi and Lahore respectively. These facilities will serve to enhance skills and capabilities of CCBPL employees through vocational education to be imparted by world renowned organization, City & Guilds of the U.K.

City & Guilds is a leading organization that provides training services to providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s business environment. Its qualifications are valued by employers and delivered to over 10,000 training centers across the world to help individuals develop their talents and abilities for future career progression.

 National Tree Plantation Campaign 2010

Lahore, 22nd April 2010: The Tree Plantation Campaign was initiated in 2009 and the activity continued this year with a new vigor and enthusiasm as CCBPL Nationwide Tree Plantation Campaign 2010. With CCBPL’s commitment to sustainability and to give back to the community, all territories launched CCBPL Tree Plantation Campaign 2010 as a family activity involving employees and their family members. RYK further invited local university students to take part as well, whereas Faisalabad also extended the activity to schools which are part of CCBPL’s Adopt-a-School program. Various tree species were planted based on their suitability to the local climate including Sheesham, Neem, Ashoke, Amaltas, Sukhchain, Ficus, Bakian, Poplar, Bottle Palm and Alistonia. The target was to plant 750 trees in each territory and thus cumulatively CCBPL succeeded in planting 5250 trees this year, a 50% increase on last year’s number.

Supporting Pakistan- We Were the First to Step Up! 

Lahore, 24th August 2010 Right after the flood disaster in Pakistan, the Coca-Cola System was one of the first to start an aid compaign in Pakistan. Within one week, we confirmed a significant contribution, identified capable institutions on disaster relief to collaborate and immediately started shipping safe drinking water from CCI’s plants in Pakistan. Additionally, we provided 1,150 water proof tents and distributed food items to over 3,200 displaced families directly and 1,000 families indirectly. We supported NGOs providing medical facilities to thousands of displaced persons. We are committed to support Pakistan community in this hard time, hence our contribution will continue as needed, both as emergency response as well as by long term sustainable engagements. Our aim is to support people of Pakistan through reconstruction and rehabilitation projects that they will need in the medium and long-term.

 


 

 

Awards And Certifications

Marketing Excellence Award to CCBPL 

 

Coca-Cola Pakistan’s Coke IC/Brrr Campaign has outshone all competitors this year by winning the Best IC Plan Award in TCCC’s Worldwide Marketing & Commercial Excellence Awards. Each year the Worldwide Marketing & Commercial Excellence Awards are held to recognize and reward outstanding marketing and commercial programs that have been developed and implemented around the world. The Awards program provides the opportunity to highlight marketing and commercial teams whose work moves us closer to the Company’s 2020 Vision and promotes the transfer of value-added knowledge.

“All our plants are qualified for Compliance Quality – KORE, Compliance Environment – KORE and Compliance Safety – KORE certificates.


Work Life

Muhammad Ahmad, Technology Services Manager, Governance

 

My experience of working in CCBPL spans over 4 years now. Being a part of this organization has made me socially responsible and strengthened the values of integrity and honesty in me. I feel CCBPL is playing a very vital role in shaping up the professionals of our nation with the drive to excel and grow and yet come up to the highest standards of business ethics. The open channels of communication, the way CCBPL invests in its employees and the effort put into the structure to maintain KO family together is really commendable. 

 

 

 

 Qaiser Saeed, HR Business Unit Leader

My experience of working in CCBPL spans over 4 years now. Being a part of this organization has made me socially responsible and strengthened the values of integrity and honesty in me. I feel CCBPL is playing a very vital role in shaping up the professionals of our nation with the drive to excel and grow and yet come up to the highest standards of business ethics. The open channels of communication, the way CCBPL invests in its employees and the effort put into the structure to maintain KO family together is really commendable. 

 

 



Contact

Rauf Hameed

Communications Manager

Email: rhameed@ccbpl.com.pk

Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd.
5-E-II, Gulberg III, Lahor-54660
Pakistan.
Phone: (+92) 42 35756845 - 9
Fax: (+92) 42 35870047

  
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