Salama! Welcome to Uganda.
The landlocked East African country, Uganda, is home to the highest mountain range in Africa (the Rwenzoris or ‘Mountains of the Moon’) and is the source of the mighty Nile. It also has the world’s highest concentration of primates, including the majestic mountain gorilla. Uganda is bordered by Kenya, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Coca-Cola Sabco (CCS) secured Century Bottling Company Limited (CBC) in 1995.
CBC has two plants, one in Mbarara and one in Namanve, Kampala, which has since set new standards for bottling operations in Uganda. CBC has 664 employees.
CBC celebrates the following events and achievements:
- Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni opened its new bottling facility at Mbarara in western Uganda in 1998.
- In 2000, its Kampala plant became the first bottling plant in the East Africa Region to be awarded The Coca-Cola Quality System (TCCQS) Phase 1 certification.
- In 2001, its impressive new plant in Namanve, just outside the capital city Kampala, was opened by Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
- In 2002, Uganda was awarded the Country of the Year Award. It also received two quality awards (including the first TCCQS Phase 2 accreditation outside of South Africa), as well as an Investor of the Year Award and a People Development Award from the Uganda Investment Authority.
- In 2002, CBC’s Kampala plant received the eKO Green Star Environment Award.
- That same year, the Mbarara plant received the Bronze Quality Award.
- In September 2003, Uganda became the first country in Africa to achieve full TCCQS Phase 1, 2 and 3 accreditation in all its plants.
- In 2003, the only gold award presented by Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa for the entire Division went to CBC in Kampala.
- In 2007, the recently-revamped Kampala plant celebrated five Gold Awards from The Coca-Cola Company.
Ugandans enjoy Coca-Cola, Coke Light, Fanta, Sprite and Dasani as well as beverages in the Krest and Sparletta groups.