Grand opening in Edelstal
Coca-Cola Hellenic has officially opened its new centralized production and logistics centre in Edelstal, Burgenland, on May 2nd, 2013, at a ceremony attended by national and local government officials.
Distinguished guests attending the opening included Federal Ministers Niki Berlakovich and Rudolf Hundstorfer, Governor Hans Niessl, Vice Governor Franz Steindl and Edelstal Mayor Gerald Handig. Bishop Paul Iby carried out the consecration of the plant. In their congratulatory remarks, the guest speakers commended Coca-Cola Hellenic on strengthening Austria’s competitiveness in Europe as an attractive business location through its investment of some €40 million.
Coca-Cola Hellenic CEO, Dimitris Lois, said, “We are deeply committed to the further development of our business in Austria despite the challenging economic climate across Europe and the world. By return, our company makes an important contribution to the Austrian economy. This facility provides 250 jobs and a study has shown that our business presence adds just over one billion Euros, or 0.36% of Gross Domestic Product to the economy. In other words, every Euro of value added at Coca-Cola relates to 11 Euros of value added to the economy.”
Commenting on the close collaboration between the company and the Edelstal municipality, which is now being continued successfully by means of the new facility, Barbara Tönz, interim General Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Austria, said, “We wish to thank the residents of Edelstal and of course in particular our employees for their great cooperation. Only because of everyone’s commitment we have been able to set another milestone in the history of our company.”
Following the ceremony, the celebrants were able to tour the facility, to have a bird´s eye view on it from a crane and to read all the facts relating to the production and logistics centre in the official commemorative publication.
Video Grand Opening Edelstal
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