Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Job Opportunities with new Coca-Cola Plant.

With the setting up of a Coca-Cola plant in Bandar Enstek, Nilai, expect creation of between 600 and 800 jobs within the plant and 8,000 more at the supplier and distributor levels.

According to media report, this was the pledge made by Coca Cola Company president (Pacific group) Glenn Jordan who noted that the investment was the company’s biggest ever made in Malaysia.

The “green” plant would be built based on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certification which was an international standard for eco-friendly buildings.

The 123,024sq m facility, built on land acquired from TH Properties, is expected to start operations before the end of next year.

The giant conglomerate took only four months after discussions with the Prime Minister to firm up plans to set up a RM1bil plant in Malaysia.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this would help bolster Malaysia’s image as a favourite foreign investment destination.

“We promised them all the support that we could give, and the incentives as well, during discussions in Singapore. I am proud that we have been able to make this a reality within four months,” he said, adding that the investment would be made over a five-year period.

“Coca-Cola has been a global household name for a long time ... I still remember a movie (The God’s Must Be Crazy) where a Coca-Cola bottle fell from the sky,” he said.