Tokyo 30, September 2016. The 2 largest Coca Cola bottlers in Japan, Coca Cola West Japan and Coca Cola East have announced their decision to consolidate their operations from next April. This will make the new company the 3rd largest Coca Cola bottler in the world. It will be named Coca Cola Bottlers Japan (CCBJI) and will have sales of around 1000 billion yen, which represents around 86% of Coca Cola’s total sales volume in Japan. Mr. Yoshimatsu the current CEO of CCW will become the new CEO of CCBJI.
As a result the Coca Cola bottler companies in Japan will be; CCBJI, Hokuriku CCBC, Michinoku CCBC, Hokkaido CCBC and Okinawa CCBC.
Left to right; CCJC: Mr. Tim Brett, CCW: Mr. Tamio Yoshimatsu, CCEJ: Mr. Calin Dragan,