The Bottling System in SA

The Bottling System in SA

We are a global business that operates on a local scale, in every community where we do business.


We are able to create global reach with local focus because of the strength of the Coca‑Cola system, which comprises our Company and our more than 250 bottling partners worldwide.

The Coca‑Cola system is not a single entity from a legal or managerial perspective, and the Company does not own or control all of our bottling partners.

While many view our Company as simply "Coca‑Cola," our system operates through multiple local channels. Our Company manufactures and sells concentrates, beverage bases and syrups to bottling operations, owns the brands and is responsible for consumer brand marketing initiatives. Our bottling partners manufacture, package, merchandise and distribute the final branded beverages to our customers and vending partners, who then sell our products to consumers.

All bottling partners work closely with customers -- grocery stores, restaurants, street vendors, convenience stores, and movie theatres - among many others -- to execute localized strategies developed in partnership with our Company. Customers then sell our products to consumers at a rate of more than 1.9 billion servings a day. Learn more about this unique relationship by clicking here.