Nairobi – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Kenya is proud to have received the Manufacturer of the Year Award again this year. Our products emerged tops in the carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, energy drinks and fruit juices categories, having garnered the most votes in the Kenya Beverage Excellence Awards. The business was also recognised with the Sustainability Award.
Coca-Cola, Keringet, Dasani, Minute Maid, Predator and Monster Energy brands bagged seven top awards.
The Sustainability Award was based on an online survey of consumers aimed at identifying brands that they regard as sustainable, with 43% of respondents picking CCBA in Kenya as standing out for its sustainability efforts.
“Our brands have scale potential across beverage categories, consumer needs and drinking occasions. Scale is what drives growth for our customers, our business and the communities we serve,” said James Bowmaker, Managing Director at CCBA in Kenya.
The awards are:
Most Preferred Purified Water – Dasani
Most Preferred Sparkling Water – Keringet
Most Preferred Mineral Water – Keringet
Most Preferred Fruit Juice – Minute Maid
Most Preferred Soda – Coca-Cola
Most Preferred Energy Drink – Predator
Most Preferred International Energy Drink Of The Year – Monster Energy
Manufacturer of the Year: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Kenya
Sustainability: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Kenya
Most preferred emerging beverage concept – Schweppes Can Mixer
Most preferred ready-to-drink juice – Minute Maid
The Kenya Beverage Excellence Awards (KBEA) ceremony is designed to recognise, celebrate as well as award excellence and innovation across every category of the Kenya beverage industry.
Bowmaker says: “CCBA in Kenya continually strives to deliver quality products and innovate to serve consumer preference. We are very pleased to have been recognised once again as the best in the beverage industry and thank all our consumers for voting. As a total beverage company, we are committed to refreshing Africa every day and making the continent a better place for all.
“We are leading the industry in making our value chain increasingly sustainable in the way that we manufacture our products, how we distribute them and how we sell them.
“Together with The Coca-Cola Company, we focus on meeting consumer preferences and customer service excellence is one of our key values.
“We believe in doing business the right way by following our values and partnering for solutions that benefit us all, creating inclusive growth opportunities for customers, communities, women and youth, and sourcing ingredients locally wherever possible,” said Bowmaker.