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Overview

HCCB – a company started in 1997 with the simple aim of making food and beverages for the India of the 21st century. Two decades later, we are one of India’s top FMCG companies. Only because fellow Indians, who have faith in the quality and purity of our products, pick our beverages, 442 times per second.

The HCCB Journey

Two decades of taste, tales, talent, techniques, technologies and trophies

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    HCCB is incorporated on 14th February

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    Factory in Bidadi commissioned. Becomes the first factory in the Bidadi Industrial Area

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    Factory in Dasna becomes operational. Becomes the first factory in UPSIDC (then under a private developer)

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    Factories in Vijayawada and Goa also commissioned

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    Project work for setting up the Bhopal Factory starts

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    Factory in Bhopal commissioned. Becomes the first factory operational in the AKVN Industrial Area, Pilukhedi, MP

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    Construction of the Factory at Palakkad, Kerala starts

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    Project work for constructing factories in Wada, Kaladera (Jaipur), Siliguri and Khurda (Bhubaneshwar), begins

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    Factories in Wada, Kaladera (Jaipur), Siliguri and Khurda (Bhubaneshwar) are commissioned

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    Time for business expansion and consolidation

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    HCCB initiates work to launch juice manufacturing lines capable of hot-filling the product in PET package

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    HCCB inaugurates the country’s first hot-fill juice manufacturing line in factories at Chittoor and Bareilly

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    HCCB initiates projects to launch juice manufacturing lines that can bottle real fruit pulp in packaged juice

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    Introduces hi-speed lines at its factory in Wada

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    Successfully manufactures the country’s first juice product with real fruit pulp - Minute Maid Pulpy Orange

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    Introduces tetrapak juice manufacturing lines in its factories in Dasna and Ameenpur

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    Business grows. HCCB expands manufacturing capacities at several of its factories, by introducing additional bottling lines.

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    Ventures into manufacturing 11 different kinds of fruit drinks and juice products under the Minute Maid and Maaza brands

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    Commences project work to establish its first greenfield factory, since 2003 at Bidadi Industrial Area, Karnataka

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    HCCB’s second factory in Bidadi Industrial Area is commissioned

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    Introduces the country’s first 720 bpm (bottles per minute) line at this factory in Bidadi

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    Initiates a project to introduce the world’s first ASSP package

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    World’s first ASSP beverage rolls out of HCCB’s factory in Vijayawada. Fetches HCCB global awards for innovation

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    HCCB starts manufacturing the vapour distilled – SmartWater – at its manufacturing line in Bidadi factory

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    Inaugurates its 18th factory at Sananda, Gujarat

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    Commences the manufacturing of its first ever juice + dairy product, with the launch of Minute Maid Smoothie, from its factory in Vijayawada

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    HCCB is now one of the largest FMCG companies in India

The HCCB Journey

Two decades of taste, tales, talent, techniques, technologies and trophies

What We Do

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Our 18 factories, spread across India, manufacture the beverages that India wants. And if it is about India, we better make the best. With stringent processes, world-class machines, state-of-the-art equipment, and the best packaging materials, we make 55 different beverage products in multiple categories.

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Packaging

Packaging

At a very basic and functional level, they help keep your favourite beverages, safe, hygienic and consistent. At their most evolved, they can be ambassadors of goodwill and messengers of change. Packages are an integral part of the HCCB story.

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Distribution

Distribution

HCCB – where warehousing and logistics integrates seamlessly with manufacturing and planning. Because when it is about serving 442 beverages per second, across 493 districts, through 20 lakh retailers, supply chain and distribution capability holds the mirror on us.

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Innovations

Curious, empowered, inclusive and progress over perfection— these tenets guide the many innovations, which our people are able to see through at HCCB. Our innovation projects have challenged the status quo, have helped build capabilities and have driven our long-term growth. From making Minute Maid Pulpy Orange to developing heat resistant tarpaulins that maintain the freshness in beverages, come see and explore.

Abhishek Jugran Chief Commercial Officer

As the chief commercial officer, Abhishek is responsible for ensuring sustained growth for HCCB through segment strategy, product management, research and development, market-focused product strategy and category analysis among others. He holds a diverse, cross-functional portfolio and has been working with HCCB for over three years now. Prior to this he was working with Coca-Cola India for nearly eight years. He has also worked with Dabur as part of their sales team for nearly nine and half years.

Indrajeet Sengupta Executive Director & Chief Human Resources Officer

Indrajeet is focused on the people priorities and transformation of the Human Resources and Facilities Management functions at HCCB. He works in close collaboration with the business to evolve HCCB into a company of significant scale and size. Prior to this assignment, he worked for Johnson & Johnson, Mars Inc and GE. Indrajeet brings multi industry and multi geography experiences. He is a trusted business advisor, talent developer, and change leader. He is adept in leading teams, collaborating across stakeholders and problem solving complex business challenges.

Indrajeet enjoys photography, is an avid traveler and appreciates music and movies over the weekend.

Kamlesh Kumar Sharma Chief Communications Officer

Kamlesh joined HCCB as their first ever Chief Communications Officer. He leads the corporate reputation and brand building exercise for HCCB, leveraging diverse media platforms - paid, owned, earned and shared. He is based in Bengaluru and reports directly to the CEO, Christina Ruggiero.

Kamlesh moved to Hindustan Coca-Cola after having served as Director, Corporate Communications and Alliances, at Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd. He has over 18 years of work experience handling a variety of roles like Brand PR, Category Communication, Social and Digital Communications, Media Relations and Sustainability Marketing. Prior to working with Coca-Cola India, Kamlesh has worked at Bharti Airtel Limited and at Rediffusion Y&R for 5 years. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, specialising in Marketing.

Prasanna Borah Chief Information Officer

He has been associated with the company for over 8 years and has contributed in various roles of increasing complexity. During his tenure as a Sales Manager, Area General Manager, National Market Execution Manager, National Planning Director, Vice President, he has been a significant contributor in each of these roles and has had extensive experience at HCCB. He is known for his impeccable record and has been responsible for driving the noteworthy project, ‘Coke One.’

As a CIO, he is responsible for IT implementation across the zones. He manages numerous valued projects, serving as a backbone for the company.

Gaurav Khosla Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

Gaurav has 24 years of overall experience in finance and commercial roles across different industries like manufacturing, sales and distribution and services. This includes 11 years in the Coca-Cola system. As Chief Procurement Officer of HCCB and South West Asia countries, he is responsible for driving procurement strategies, execution, partner relationship management and new partner development. Gaurav also drives key partnership initiatives including M&A negotiations for the company.

He is an avid reader, traveler and also actively involved in social service.

Dinesh Jadhav Executive Director - Supply Chain

As the Executive Director of Supply Chain at HCCB, Dinesh is adept at crisis management and resolution. He has been associated with HCCB for over two decades and donned many hats within the company. Prior to the current role, he served as the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, held different portfolios across manufacturing, infrastructure planning and supply chain, and was also the General Manager of the company’s Sri Lanka operations for a year. Prior to HCCB, he worked at Larsen & Toubro for over three years. In his leisure time, Dinesh enjoys travelling, playing cricket with his children and watching movies.

Shukla Wassan Executive Director - Legal & Corporate Affairs, South Asia

Shukla has been associated with the company for over 10 years and has contributed significantly in the areas of legal, regulatory affairs, compliance and corporate governance. Additionally, she is also responsible for Public Affairs & Communication in South Asia. As the executive director, she is the key interface between the Indian Management and the Overseas Parent Company.

Prior to HCCB, Shukla has been associated with Bottlers Nepal Limited, International Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Xerox India Ltd. And Reckitt Benckiser among others in various roles and capacities.

Harsh Kumar Bhutani Chief Financial Officer - HCCB & Finance Head - Region South Asia

Harsh is the Chief Financial Officer - Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited. Harsh has been with the company for over 18 years and has been heading the Finance and Business Services function for the last 1.5 years. Prior to this role, Harsh handled various roles in finance organizations at both zonal and corporate levels.

Harsh brings on over 24 years of rich and progressive experience in strategic financial planning & analysis, commercial finance, cost management, business processes, treasury, tax, internal controls and shared services.

Christina Ruggiero Chief Executive Officer

Christina Ruggiero was named the CEO of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages in 2017. She relocated to Bangalore, from Atlanta in June 2017.

She is currently the only woman CEO of an FMCG company in India. She started her career in the U.S. Navy, where she was a code breaker (cryptologist) for the National Security Agency. To have moved from the Navy to the top echelons of the corporate world and in a company like Coca-Cola is a unique feat.

Before becoming the CEO of HCCB, she served as Chief Procurement Officer for the Coca-Cola System within North America, and President and CEO for Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services, LLC (CCBSS), an organization that aggregates and optimizes supplier and customer-related activities for the U.S. bottling franchise network.

Prior to Coca-Cola, Christina was Vice President, Procurement, for Diageo plc, where she led procurement and supply chain teams globally, including teams in the United States, Africa, Europe, and Russia. While at Diageo, Christina was honored by DiversityPlus Magazine as one of their "2012 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity" for driving diversity both internally and externally.

Christina holds a Masters of Management (University of Huddersfield, UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences (Marymount College), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian. She also attended the Coca-Cola Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

She has lived and worked in 50 countries already.

Lagan Shastri Executive Director- Market Operations

Lagan is responsible for leading end-to-end company wide transformation across four countries - India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. His role includes developing new revenue streams for sustainable long term growth for the business while simultaneously identifying and driving transformational cost savings across all functions, rethinking processes and ensuring people productivity. He has been associated with HCCB for over 20 years.

Ashish Pingle Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer

Ashish is an FMCG Professional with more than 18 years of experience of handling leadership roles in Brand Management, Key Accounts Management, National Trade Marketing, Sales & Distribution. He has a proven track record of consistently delivering business results. Prior to HCCB, Ashish worked at Wagh Bakri Tea Group.

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

A two-decade-old company that makes the beverages that India wants. A company that strives to leave things better than it first inherited. A top draw FMCG company that stands on the podium because of the ecosystem that supports it.

Our Leadership Team

A two-decade-old company that makes the beverages that India wants. A company that strives to leave things better than it first inherited. A top draw FMCG company that stands on the podium because of the ecosystem that supports it.

Awards, Applause, Love

Recognition for our manufacturing prowess, accolades for community work, appreciation for ensuring environmental sustainability, HCCB has accepted them all with humility.

Corporate Governance

The Coca-Cola Company* expects all of its employees to comply with the law and act ethically in all matters. We have the same expectations of our suppliers. Our Code of Business Conduct sets the basic standards for employee conduct. This Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers establishes related requirements for our suppliers. Working together, we can achieve great success by doing the right thing.
Note: This Code contains general requirements applicable to all suppliers to The Coca-Cola Company. Particular supplier contracts may contain more specific provisions addressing some of these same issues. Nothing in this Code is meant to supersede any more specific provision in a particular contract, and to the extent there is any inconsistency between this Code and any other provision of a particular contract, the other provision will control.

Employees of The Coca-Cola Company should act in the best interest of the Company. Accordingly, employees should have no relationship, financial or otherwise, with any supplier that might conflict, or appear to conflict, with the employee's obligation to act in the best interest of The Coca-Cola Company. For example, suppliers should not employ or otherwise make payments to any employee of The Coca-Cola Company during the course of any transaction between the supplier and the Company. Friendships outside of the course of business are inevitable and acceptable, but suppliers should take care that any personal relationship is not used to influence The Coca-Cola employee's business judgment. If a supplier employee is a family relation (spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother- or father-in-law, or same or opposite sex domestic partner) to an employee of The Coca-Cola Company, or if a supplier has any other relationship with an employee of The Coca-Cola Company that might represent a conflict of interest, the supplier should disclose this fact to The Coca-Cola Company or ensure that the Coca-Cola employee does so.

Employees of The Coca-Cola Company are prohibited from accepting anything more than modest gifts, meals and entertainment from suppliers. Ordinary business meals and small tokens of appreciation such as gift baskets at holiday time generally are fine, but suppliers should avoid offering Coca-Cola employees travel, frequent meals or expensive gifts. Gifts of cash or cash equivalents, such as gift cards, are never allowed.

Both the supplier and The Coca-Cola Company must keep accurate records of all matters related to the supplier's business with The Coca-Cola Company. This includes the proper recording of all expenses and payments. If The Coca-Cola Company is being charged for a supplier employee's time, time records must be complete and accurate. Suppliers should not delay sending an invoice or otherwise enable the shifting of an expense to a different accounting period.

Suppliers acting on behalf of The Coca-Cola Company must comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as all local laws dealing with bribery of government officials. In connection with any transaction as a supplier to The Coca-Cola Company, or that otherwise involves The Coca-Cola Company, the supplier must not transfer anything of value, directly or indirectly, to any government official, employee of a government-controlled company, or political party, in order to obtain any improper benefit or advantage. Suppliers must keep a written accounting of all payments (including any gifts, meals, entertainment or anything else of value) made on behalf of The Coca-Cola Company, or out of funds provided by The Coca-Cola Company. Suppliers must furnish a copy of this accounting to The Coca-Cola Company upon request.

Suppliers should protect the confidential information of The Coca-Cola Company. Suppliers who have been given access to confidential information as part of the business relationship should not share this information with anyone unless authorized to do so by The Coca-Cola Company. Suppliers should not trade in securities, or encourage others to do so, based on confidential information received from The Coca-Cola Company. If a supplier believes it has been given access to The Coca-Cola Company's confidential information in error, the supplier should immediately notify its contact at the Company and refrain from further distribution of the information.
Similarly, a supplier should not share with anyone at The Coca-Cola Company information related to any other company if the supplier is under a contractual or legal obligation not to share the information.

Suppliers who believe that an employee of The Coca-Cola Company, or anyone acting on behalf of The Coca-Cola Company, has engaged in illegal or otherwise improper conduct, should report the matter to the Company. The supplier can contact the employee's manager or The Coca-Cola Company Ethics & Compliance Office at +1-404-676-5579 or compliance@na.ko.com, or use the Company's EthicsLine reporting service at www.KOethics.com, or call toll-free using the access codes that can be found on the EthicsLine website. A supplier's relationship with The Coca-Cola Company will not be affected by an honest report of potential misconduct.

*This document is applicable to suppliers of The Coca-Cola Company and its majority-owned subsidiaries. Use of the terms "The Coca-Cola Company" and "the Company" in this document refers to The Coca-Cola Company or one or more of its subsidiaries, whichever is relevant to the particular supplier relationship.

Suppliers to The Coca-Cola Company will be required to meet the following standards with respect to their operations as a whole

Supplier will comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and requirements in the manufacture and distribution of our products and supplies and in providing services to the company

Supplier will not use child labour as defined by local law.

Supplier will not use forced or compulsory labour.

Supplier will not physically abuse labour

Supplier will respect employees' rights to choose whether to be represented by third parties and to bargain collectively in accordance with local law

Wages and benefits will comply with local law

Working hours and overtime will comply with local law

Working conditions will comply with local regulations

Supplier will comply with all applicable environmental laws

The Supplier agrees that it must be able to demonstrate its compliance with these requirements at the request of and to the satisfaction of The Coca-Cola Company. This includes, but is not limited to, The Coca-Cola Company and other subsidiaries of The Coca-Cola Company having the right to inspect any site involved in work for The Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiaries. Any Supplier that fails to satisfy The Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiaries of its compliance is subject to immediate termination of any agreements between it and The Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiaries without penalty to The Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiaries but with obligations to remedy direct damages suffered by The Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiaries. All other policies and guidelines of The Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiaries and any other agreements to which the Supplier is a party shall continue in full force and effect.

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