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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.
  • In 2009, Uganda was awarded the Silver Award for Employer of the Year.
  • In 2011, Uganda received the Gold Awards for Employer of the Year; the CEOs Award for Excellence in Business; the Sales and Marketing Excellence Award as well as the People’s Choice Award, Best Soda.
  • In 2012, the plant received the Best Soda, KACITA Quality Award and the Best Soda, People’s Choice Award.
  • In 2013, Uganda was awarded the Group Touch Award for the Best Community Project. While in the same year, they were awarded the CSR Award in the Category of Community Involvement and Development; they were also the CBC Gold Award Winner for Quality Awards by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards. Uganda also commissioned the PET Line on 23rd April 2013 which was presided over by the President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
  • In 2014, the plant won the Employer of the Year Award 2013/2014 as well as the People’s Choice Award 2013/2014.

Ugandans enjoy Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta Orange, Fanta Pineapple, Fanta Strawberry, Sprite, Krest, Stoney, Novida, Minute Maid, Dasani, Schweppes Tonic Water, and Schweppes Soda Water.

Leadership

Country Manager/Managing Director: Conrad van Niekerk
Country Customer Services Manager:  Peter Obong
Country Manufacturing Manager: Henry To-Opoya
Country Human Resources Manager: Martha Munnu Omer
Country Finance Manager: Ivan Francis Bombom
Country Sales and Marketing Manager: Robert Davies

Country Info

Population: 36.35 million
Capital: Kampala
Business Language: English
Currency: Ugandan Shilling
GDP per capita: $1 354

Plant Info

Employees: 761
Plant Locations: Kampala, Mbarara
Job Creation multiplier: ±1 729
Number of MDC's: 165

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