Coca-Cola Entreprise is set to support its growth in France by investing in a new, state-of-the-art can production line at its plant in Grigny.
€30 million, 20 new jobs
This €30 million investment will lead to the creation of 20 new jobs at an industrial facility in Grigny, just outside Paris. This will be the first can production line launched by Coca-Cola Entreprise in Ile de France (Paris region). Located at the heart of the Paris region and close to the capital’s transport network, the Grigny plant is the ideal host location for this investment.
France: An attractive location for American investors
“With this new, state-of-the-art production line, Coca-Cola Entreprise has once again shown the faith it has in France’s industrial development. This investment also demonstrates that France continues to attract investment from the United States; Coca-Cola Entreprise is one of 4,500 American companies that already have operations in France, which together employ more than 450,000 people while continuing to grow and create jobs,” says Muriel Pénicaud, Chairman and CEO of Business France.
Investing at the heart of the French economy
Coca-Cola has been doing business in France for over 90 years and employs 2,600 people in the country. Its drinks are highly popular and consumed in 8 out of 10 French households.
As this new investment in Grigny shows, Coca-Cola Entreprise is keen to produce its drinks as close as possible to its customers and to invest right in the heart of the French economy. Today, 90% of the drinks the company sells in France are made in its five French plants: Socx (Nord-Pas de Calais region), Clamart (Paris region), Grigny (Paris region), Castanet-Tolosan (Midi-Pyrénées region) and Les Pennes-Mirabeau (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur). Between 2009 and 2014, Coca-Cola Entreprise invested €217 million in its five French plants to develop their production capacity and reduce their environmental footprint.