1. Who owns Coca-Cola India?
  2. Are Coca-Cola India and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages different companies? What roles do they play?
  3. Who owns The Coca‑Cola Company?
  4. What drinks does Coca-Cola India manufacture?
  5. Where does Coca-Cola manufacture all the drinks? Does it import all the drinks from abroad?
  6. How many countries sell Coca-Cola?
  7. Do you market your drinks to children in India?
  8. Is the Coca-Cola formula kept secret because the company has something to hide?
  9. Who knows the secret formula of Coca-Cola?
  10. What position does India hold out of the 200 countries where Coca-Cola is sold?

 

1. Who owns Coca-Cola India?

The Coca-Cola system in India comprises of a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) namely Coca-Cola India Private Limited (CCIPL) which manufactures and sells concentrates and beverage bases and powdered beverage mixes. A company-owned bottling entity, namely, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCBPL), part of the Bottling Investments Group (BIG) of TCCC, and fifteen licensed franchise bottling partners of TCCC, who are authorised to prepare, package, sell and distribute beverages under certain specified trademarks of TCCC; supported by an extensive distribution system comprising of customers, distributors and retailers.

2. Are Coca-Cola India and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages different companies? What roles do they play?

Coca-Cola India – Headquartered in Gurgaon – Responsible for demand creation / brand building / marketing / product development / R&D and recipe / concentrate supplies.

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages – Headquartered in Bangalore – Responsible for manufacturing / quality control / pricing / distribution and retailing / market execution / others 

3. Who owns The Coca‑Cola Company?

Thousands of people. The Coca‑Cola Company is a public company that trades its shares on the New York stock exchange - so we are 'owned' by our thousands of shareholders and investors around the world.

Did you know? The first Coca-Cola shares were issued in 1919 and the initial stock symbol used for The Coca-Cola Company was CCO. By 1923, the symbol "KO" replaced "CCO."

4. What drinks does Coca-Cola India manufacture?

Coca-Cola India, is one of the country’s leading beverage companies, offering a range of healthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Over the last 24 years, ever since its re-entry in 1993, the company has gone on to establish an unmatched portfolio of beverages; refreshing consumers with its leading beverage brands like Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Fanta Green Mango, Limca, Sprite, Sprite Zero, VIO Flavoured Milk, Maaza, Minute Maid range of juices, Georgia and Georgia Gold range of hot and cold tea and coffee options, Kinley and Bonaqua packaged drinking water and Kinley Club Soda.

5. Where does Coca-Cola manufacture all the drinks? Does it import all the drinks from abroad?

Coca-Cola India is proud to ‘Make in India and Make  for India’. 100 per cent of the manufacturing is done in India across 57 factories which employs 25,000 people directly and over 2 lakh indirectly. Today, more than 95per cent of the raw materials used for Coca-Cola’s operations in India are procured locally. The company’s business impacts 400,000 farmers and 25 lakh retailers.  The company also supplies agri-products and packaging materials from India to 44 countries.

6. How many countries sell Coca-Cola?

More than 200 countries. It's actually quite difficult to think of a country where it's not available. Even in countries where we do not manufacture Coca‑Cola, many entrepreneurs will import it from neighboring countries.

7. Do you market your drinks to children in India?

We have global standards which we follow in every country to ensure our brands are marketed responsibly and never to children under 12. In India and elsewhere, we offer low- and no-sugar options and a wide variety of pack sizes to help people choose the right drinks for them and their families. As a major food and drink manufacturer, we know there is more we can do to play our part in tackling obesity, so we continue to work to raise awareness and availability of the full choice of drinks we offer and provide consumers with the information they need to make informed choices about our drinks. 

8. Is the Coca-Cola formula kept secret because the company has something to hide?

Yes, but in a good way.

The formula for making Coca-Cola is a trade secret. We have protected the special taste of Coca-Cola for more than 130 years. Only The Coca-Cola Company knows how to make Coca-Cola. That way, when you buy one of our drinks, you can be sure you’re getting the same delicious and refreshing experience time and time again!

Did you know? The most closely guarded and best-kept secret in the food and drinks industry, the Coca-Cola formula is a complex blend of natural flavours. Although it has been frequently imitated, it has never been replicated.

9. Who knows the secret formula of Coca-Cola?

Only a few people in the world.

Dr. John S. Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886. Since then, the formula has been kept under wraps, shared only with a small group.

Did you know? The secret formula of Coca-Cola is written on a piece of paper which is kept in a vault in the United States. You can visit of Coca-Cola the Vault of the Secret Formula at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

10. What position does India hold out of the 200 countries where Coca-Cola is sold?

India is the sixth largest market for Coca-Cola globally in volume terms. Ten years ago, it was No. 19. Our aim is to make India one of the biggest markets over the next decade. Our declared vision is for it to be among the top 5 by 2020.