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HCCB plant in Vijayawada goes green - achieves 100% LED lighting

Vijayawada, March 9, 2018: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) Pvt Ltd – one of India’s top 5 FMCG companies - announced that they have converted all the lighting at their Vijayawada factory into LED. The Factory thus becomes the first of the 21 factories of the Company to have 100% LED lighting. The significant milestone has been accomplished in phases by replacing more than 420 panel lights, 380 high bay lights, 15 flame proof lights, 75 Tube lights, 60 High mast 60 lights among others.

According to B. Rajasekhar Reddy, Factory Manager, HCCB Vijayawada, “It is indeed a matter of pride that Vijayawada factory of HCCB has achieved the distinction of being the first factory of the Company to have 100% LED lighting. This is in line with HCCB’s vision of utilizing 40% of all its energy requirements through green and clean fuel by 2018. We shall continue to explore avenues for enhancing renewable energy usage in future."?

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd had recently announced that all its factories in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana had started using solar power for its energy requirements. The Company has signed an agreement with VIBRANT ENERGY, to procure 1.5 crore units for its factories in Vijayawada and Srikalahasti. It also procures 1.2 crore units for its Factory in Ameenpur (Telangana).

HCCB has taken several other initiatives like the adoption of briquettes - made out of agricultural waste like groundnuts and coconut shells - to power boilers. Installation of solar rooftops, adoption of energy efficient technology and greater investments in high speed manufacturing lines, are other examples.

About Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, is one of India’s largest FMCG manufacturing and distribution companies. It is responsible for the manufacture, package, sale and distribution of beverages under the trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. The Company owns and operates 21 factories. It also sources from and supports 11 contract packers’ plants. A network of 4,000 distributors and 2 million retail outlets distribute the high quality, great tasting beverages manufactured by Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages.

The Company has always placed high value on good citizenship and to that end, is supporting communities by enhancing skills of rural youth through Career Development Centre, improving the lives of communities around its bottling plant by very focused intervention in the areas of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and promoting sustainable agriculture through Integrated Watershed Management Projects under Public-Private-Community partnerships.

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