Swire Coca-Cola, USA Cuts Ribbon on New Sales Center and Warehouse

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – July 12, 2022 – Local bottler and distributor, Swire Coca-Cola, USA announces the grand opening of its newest facility in Colorado Springs. The new sales center and warehouse sits on a 17.27-acre parcel near the airport and will allow for future expansion.

The 145,000 square-foot building will house Swire’s 140 employees, provide office and meeting space, and doubles the warehouse space for the 50 brands that Swire provides to local businesses.

“Swire Coca-Cola is committed to this community and this new facility demonstrates that,” said Craig Hagler, Rocky Mountain Division Vice President for Swire Coca-Cola. “We look forward to offering our longtime employees this new home and we’d love to welcome anyone who might be considering starting a new career.”

“We are thankful to the team at SWIRE Coca-Cola for their continued commitment to Colorado Springs and for bringing energy and opportunity to our city’s southeast side, an area of town experiencing an exciting rise in economic momentum,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.

As part of Swire’s commitment to being the best corporate citizen, the new facility is energy efficient – with west-facing, open-concept architecture, and glass walls to maximize natural heat and light. Swire will also install a 900-killowatt solar array to power the building in June. The solar panels will help support Swire’s goal of generating 100% renewable electricity for its core operations by 2026.

“Swire is committed to the sustainable development of our company and our business practices,” said Mike Bernier, Director of Sustainability at Swire Coca-Cola. “The solar on this building is one more step toward achieving that goal.”

In addition to generating renewable electricity, Swire’s Sustainable Development Strategy includes collecting one bottle or can for each one sold and increasing recycled content in its packaging to 50% by 2030 while also making its packaging 100% recyclable by 2025. For more information on Swire Coca-Cola’s sustainability efforts, visit: https://www.swirecc.com/Sustainability

Swire Coca-Cola, USA, produces, sells and distributes Coca-Cola and over 50 other beverages in Colorado and 12 other states across the American West. Headquartered in Utah, the company acquired the Colorado Springs sales center in 2014. Swire has been a proud community member since that time supporting various non-profits including Mt. Carmel Veterans Services Center, Wounded Warriors Project, Homefront Military Network, Care and Share Food Bank, Visit Colorado Springs and many others.

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About Swire Coca-Cola, USA
At Swire Coca-Cola, USA we proudly create the magical feelings, special times and great taste of America's favorite beverages. Our commitment to excellence guides our actions with our employees, customers, and communities. Swire Coca-Cola, USA produces, sells and distributes Coca-Cola® and other beverages, across 13 states. The company's territory includes parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. With more than 7,200 employees and headquarters in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola, USA is a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited (HKSE: 00019/00087) (www.swirepacific.com) as part of its beverages division. For more information, visit us at www.swirecc.com