Tacloban City --- As the country approaches the first year anniversary of one of the deadliest typhoon strikes in recent history, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines has announced it is resuming manufacturing operations in Tacloban City. The company has re-opened its Tacloban Plant, which has not been operational since November 2013 after sustaining extensive damage from Typhoon Yolanda estimated at around US$15,000,000.
“The Coca-Cola FEMSA Plant has been witness to stories of courage and selflessness at the height of Typhoon Yolanda and its aftermath. It is with deep gratitude and great pride that we mark the return of Coca-Cola’s brand of happiness in Tacloban,” said Juan Ramon Felix, Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines.
First opened in September 1953, the Coca-Cola FEMSA Tacloban Plant occupies a total land area of 2.40 hectares and is nestled in front of one of the city’s major rotundas. Apart from Tacloban City, the plant also serves the areas of Ormoc and Samar. The plant has around 200 employees composed of manufacturing and sales associates.