Located in the Marsa Industrial Estate this facility was one of the fastest concrete structures to be erected in Malta, which was a key factor that led to the completion of the project within a period of 24 months in 2008. This was all made possible thanks to an investment of €28 million.
The design incorporates energy-saving measures, including utilisation of natural light, building insulation and wastewater minimisation processes. The facility’s energy usage is monitored through a Building Management System which controls the air-conditioning, ventilation, and lighting. The system ensures that all utilities are used efficiently and effectively. In fact, the facility’s design was awarded a “best practice” by The Coca-Cola System for minimising transition times from raw material handling to loading finished goods on trucks. The building of this plant was based on best practices gathered from Coca-Cola plants around the world, and once completed its design elements have become a best practice which have been shared with other Coca-Cola bottlers.
The facility is made up of four major blocks, including the administration, stores, production, and the warehousing block, with a ring-road surrounding the whole area. The administration block houses modern offices which have been designed in a way that maximises space and enhances the day-to-day working environment of the employees.