By James Atkinson

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has opened a new $60 million facility in Hazelmere, Perth, as part of a major capital infrastructure program for Western Australia.

Opened yesterday, the distribution centre (DC) in Hazelmere is a purpose built facility the company said will significantly change the way CCA both warehouses and distributes its products within the state.

"It is also the first DC in Australia operated by CCA that integrates management of the full portfolio of CCA products (except Neverfail Springwater)," CCA said.

It said the investment in more efficient and automated DCs is part of its major supply chain program, Project Zero, which aims to deliver efficiency and service gains, cost reductions and an increase in manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

The company's investment in Hazelmere is one of two major capital projects underway in Western Australia, representing a combined investment total of $100 million.

The second project is CCA's investment in PET bottle self-manufacture, or 'blow-fill' technology at its Kewdale production facility, which will enable the company to design and manufacture its own PET beverage bottles.

The Shout Team

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