Our History

History

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2022

2022 

  • We complete the acquisition of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt S.A.E.
2021
  • We announce a 30% minority shareholding in Caffè Vergnano 
  • We achieve AWS certification for all NBC plants
  • We announce a commitment to achieving net zero emissions across our entire value chain by 2040. 
2021
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2020

2020

  • We are ranked as world’s most sustainable beverage company by DJSI
  • In collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation, we contribute over $6 million in grants to NGOs and donated 5 million litres of beverage to support front-line workers and combat the COVID-19 pandemic

2020

  • We achieve Water Stewardship Certification for 52 plants
  • We launch Costa Coffee in the first of our markets
  • We launch Topo Chico Hard Selzer in 5 markets
2020
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2019

2019

  • Cola-Cola Energy makes its debut in 15 countries
  • We pilot augmented reality picking glasses in Greece
  • We launch our Growth Story 2025

2019

  • We acquired Bambi, the leading confectionery brand in Serbia
  • We complete the acquisition of Lurisia, the historic premium water and flavoured sparkling business, in Italy
  • We acquire Toma in Czech Republic – a locally relevant water with strong potential for growth
2019
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2019

2019

  • We launch 100% recyclable PET bottles for 4 of our water brands – Valser, Römerquelle, Deep RiverRock and Dorna sold in 5 of our countries
  • We achieve European Water Stewardship Certification for all our 31 European plants
  • NBC is awarded first AWS Gold Certification in Africa

2019

  • We are ranked Europe's most sustainable beverage company (for the 6th time in 7 years) by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • We are recognized with double “A” score by CDP
  • The Coca Cola System introduces KeelClip™ paperboard packaging technology in Europe: a first for the NARTD industry
2019
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2018

2018

  • World Without Waste - our System-wide global sustainable packaging strategy and commitments announced
  • We launched FUZETEA, our ready-to-drink tea in 27 of our markets across Europe
  • Our plant-based beverage, AdeZ is launched in 13 of our markets in Europe
  • Royal Bliss premium mixers expand into Coca Cola HBC markets

2017 

  • Zoran Bogdanovic appointed as CEO in December
  • Acquisition of Rézangyal spirits brand in Hungary. Rézangyal is a well-known pálinka (traditional fruit brandy) offering Classic and Premium options in their product portfolio.
  • Acquisition of MB Impex spirits producer in Serbia, which is the producer of the bitter liqueur Zlatni Pelin and the brandy Zlatna Rakia.
2017
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2016

2016

  • We launch a new partnership with Gruppo Campari (Campari, Aperol, Grand Marnier) starting from Greece, distributing presently to 15 CCH markets
  • Acquisition of Neptunas mineral water in Lithuania

2015 

  • Opening of Business Service Organization office in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2015
2014

2014 

  • Coca-Cola HBC achieves first “A” score from CDP

2013 

  • We are listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange
2013
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2011

2011

  • Opening of Business Service Organization office in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • All our plants are certified to ISO 9001
  • Acquisition of Kykkos in Cyprus

2010

  • We initiate distribution of Monster Energy products
  • We become the distributor of Edrington (Famous Grouse, Macallan, Brugal) in 3 markets; Hungary, Croatia and Serbia.  Today, we provide 14 CCH markets with a range of Edrington products 
2010
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2008
  • Distribution agreement with Brown Forman (Jack Daniels, Finlandia, El Jimador) in Hungary. Currently we are active with Brown Forman portfolio in 7 markets.
  • Acquisition of Socib in Italy
  • Coca-Cola HBC included in the DJSI for the first time

2007 

  • Founding of the PET to PET Recycling Plant in Austria
2007
2006

2006

  • Acquisition of Serbian juice producer Fresh & Co
  • Coca-Cola HBC enters Cyprus through the acquisition of Lanitis Bros
  • Acquisition of Fonti del Vulture mineral water in Italy

2005 

  • We open our first energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Hungary
  • We acquire Russian juice producer CJSC Multon and Vlasinka mineral water in Serbia
  • Coke Zero launch
2005
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2004

2004 

  • Our first CSR policies are ratified for Human rights, Equality of opportunity, HIV/Aids, Health & Safety, Environment and Quality

2003

  • Distribution center opens in Kosovo
2003
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2002

2002

  • We acquire mineral water companies Dorna in Romania, Valser in Switzerland and Römerquelle in Austria
  • Distribution center opens in Montenegro
  • Coca-Cola HBC listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • We acquire the operations in the Baltics (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) from TCCC

2001

  • We acquire the Russian operation from TCCC
2001
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2000

2000 

  • Merger of Hellenic Bottling Company SA with Coca-Cola Beverages PLC creates Coca-Cola HBC
  • Coca-Cola HBC included in the FTSE 4 Good Index
1998

1998 

  • Hellenic Bottling Company invests in Pivara Skopje

1997 

  • Acquisition of IBP Beograd in Serbia
1997
1996

1996 

  • Hellenic Bottling Company enters Armenia

1994 

  • Coca-Cola plant built in Moscow
  • Hellenic Bottling Company enters Belarus and Moldova
1994
1992


1992 

  • Hellenic Bottling Company enters Bulgaria

1991

  • Listing on the Athens Stock Exchange
1991
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1983

1983

  • Amita launched in Greece


1978 

 

  • NBC’s Ikeja plant commissioned
1978
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1977

1977

  • Acquisition of Coca-Cola franchises in Ireland & Northern Ireland

1972

  • NBC listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
1972
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1969

1969

  • Hellenic Bottling Company established in Greece (use existing image)

1961

  • Second NBC plant in Ibadan commissioned
1961
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1953

  • Production starts in Ebute-Metta plant, Nigeria
  • Opening of Apapa plant in Nigeria

1951

  • AG Leventis establishes the Nigerian Bottling Company in Lagos, Nigeria
1951
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