About CCBA

We are the eighth largest Coca-Cola bottling partner worldwide by revenue and the biggest on the continent, accounting for about 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes sold in Africa. We employ more than 17,000 people and our 40 bottling plants service over 680,000 customer outlets.

The first Coke was served in Africa in 1928 and currently CCBA accounts for about 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes sold in Africa serving over 680,000 outlets.

CCBA enjoys the number 1 NARTD position in most of our 15 territories, with a theoretical capacity of 1,5 billion unit cases.

We’re investing in the growth and development of our people to enhance their skills and capabilities. CCBA has more than 17,000 employees, about half of whom are based in South Africa.

We’re focussed on accelerating growth and social development in our value chain. We produce and sell our products in a responsible way by minimising our impact on the environment.

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Our history

In late 2014, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and SABMiller reached an agreement with Gutsche Family Investments (GFI), the majority shareholder of Coca-Cola Sabco, to combine the bottling operations of their non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages businesses in Southern and East Africa.

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The creation of CCBA involved the merger of:

  • SABMiller’s Coca-Cola bottling franchise (ABI) and its Appletiser bottling businesses in South Africa, together with its soft drinks businesses in Comoros and Mayotte, as well as its water businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
  • GFI’s Coca-Cola Fortune in South Africa and its other African Coca-Cola bottling businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • TCCC’s South African soft drinks bottling businesses, Coca-Cola Canners, Valpré, and Coca-Cola Shanduka Beverages.

This partnership between two of the world’s most prominent beverage brands, along with their emerging market bottling partners, made for a compelling business proposition. This was recognised by South African regulators when they approved the merger in October 2015. CCBA began operating as a legal entity in July 2016.

In October 2016, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced it would be combining with SABMiller. In the same month, TCCC announced its intention to acquire AB InBev’s stake in CCBA.

TCCC and AB InBev reached agreement in December 2016 regarding the transition of AB InBev’s equity stake in CCBA. This was concluded in October 2017.

CCBA shareholders now are: TCCC 66.5% and GFI 33.5%.

In April 2021, TCCC and CCBA announced plans to list CCBA as a publicly-traded company. TCCC intends to sell a portion of its shareholding in CCBA via an initial public offering.

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