Coca Cola to to invest $5 billion in India by 2020

June 26th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Coca Cola, the world’s largest beverage firm, plans to invest $5 billion in India over the next eight years on expanding its bottling and other business capacities, company chairman and chief executive officer Muhtar Kent said Tuesday.

“We plan to invest $5 billion in Indian business between now and 2020. This represents an increase of $3 billion beyond what we had previously committed to investing in this market,” Kent said at a media interaction here.

He said the company was “very bullish” on India and would invest heavily across the value chain to expand business.

He said Coca Cola target to double its business in India by the end of this decade.

The company plans to invest $30 billion globally by 2020. One-sixth of the planned global investment will be made in India.

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