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While the first day started with a Business Review Session at CCI HQ, the evening concluded by a dinner with Syed Babar Ali, renowned businessman and Chairman of CCI Pakistan. Brian Smith and Zoran Vucinic then inaugurated state-of-the-art
At this occasion Brian Smith, while expressing his appreciation for the new facility, highlighted “It is very rare for us to invest in such facilities but I am extremely proud of what we have helped build here.
A townhall with TCCEC associates was organized at the Head Office, where Brian Smith and Zoran Vucinic shared their thoughts about Pakistan’s success and where should the System focus in future. Zoran Vucinic in his remarks said “We all are delighted for what Pakistan has achieved in recent years but there is much more to come as we look beyond 2020. We have had several discussions on our Vision2025 for Pakistan and I am pleased that we succeeded in bringing everyone together to discuss where we want to take this business in the long term and to get a feel for the amount of investment required to make it happen”.
Rizwan Khan welcomed the group in his opening remarks and talked about how the entire System overcame challenges to deliver the milestone. He further invited everyone to experience the various phases of Pakistan’s journey in last 70 years.
Speaking at the event, Brian Smith said “It makes me extremely proud to be here, in person, to congratulate all of you for a remarkable performance this past year. In markets like Pakistan, where we are investing significantly, we expect continued growth because of the immense potential this country has. With a growing young population, we as a Company are determined to invest more for the betterment of our local communities.”
The delegation later visited CCI Pakistan’s manufacturing facilities in Rahim Yar Khan and later broke ground for the Faisalabad Greenfield in Faisalabad Industrial State. The short ceremony was attended by the local teams, stakeholders and Management of the State. The state of the art facility will begin production in early Q2 2018. The System has already invested over $500m in last 3 years, with plans to invest another $200m in coming 3 years.
On the last day, the group visited Multan Greenfield facility which commenced production in 2016. During the brief stay, they engaged with the local teams and toured the facility. During his closing remarks, Brian Smith stated that Pakistan is amongst the most well aligned Systems within KO world, the credit for which goes to our local leadership. This is one of the many reasons why we are extremely bullish about the country’s future potential. The real strength and advantage is our people - who work for Company and Bottling partners with dedication, pride and commitment.