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Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, Mrs. Folasade Morgan; Managing Director, NBC, Mr. George Polymenakos and Corporate Communications Manager, NBC, Mr. Akomen Omijeh at a press conference marking the company’s 65th anniversary… in Lagos

Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, Mrs. Folasade Morgan; Managing Director, NBC, Mr. George Polymenakos and Corporate Communications Manager, NBC, Mr. Akomen Omijeh at a press conference marking the company’s 65th anniversary… in Lagos

Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, manufacturers of Coca-Cola products, has reinstated its commitment to continued investments in Nigeria as it celebrated its 65th anniversary. The company made the statement at a cocktail reception with industry stakeholders recently in Lagos as part of the various programmes NBC has scheduled to commemorate its historic milestone, which has ‘Celebrating a Tradition of Excellence,’ as theme.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director of NBC, George Polymenakos said, “NBC is continuously making major investments and upgrading its systems, including our human capital, to drive world class operations. Over the last six years, NBC has invested over $600 million as part of the company’s transformation journey to drive world-class standards in its operations. As NBC continues to pursue excellence in its operations, people and systems, so much is being invested to transform our business, to better satisfy our market and loyal consumers.”

Also, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Sade Morgan, stated, “a key part of the company’s sustainable growth and development agenda is its commitment to ensure NBC is in touch with communities, partnering and collaborating with them on a regular basis. Nothing is more important and occupies the heart of our business than ensuring that the communities we operate in are positively impacted.”

NBC was incorporated in November 1951, and is the bedrock of global bottlers, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. Over the last 65 years, NBC has established itself as a key player in the Nigerian non-alcoholic beverage industry. The company has remained strong and committed to satisfying its consumers and continues to thrive in a challenging business environment and competitive market terrain.

NBC is also championing and driving investment in the well-being of its communities through its intervention programmes in the areas of skill acquisition and support initiatives for the youth, women empowerment and other community shared value projects in other to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. These projects have received numerous commendations and awards from regulators and other industry stakeholders.

Since its incorporation, NBC, according to the stakeholders, has been consistently manufacturing, marketing and distributing global leading Coca-Cola brands, with an ever-widening range of non-alcoholic beverages to the ever growing Nigerian market, and receiving several industry awards and recognitions for performing its operations in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way.


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