Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America and the fourth largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States.
Historically significant franchises within our Coca-Cola UNITED family include Columbus, Georgia, development site of the original Coca-Cola formula; Chattanooga, the world’s first Coca-Cola bottler; and Atlanta, home of the worldwide Coca-Cola System.
We’re engaged in the production, marketing, sales and distribution of a diverse portfolio of leading “sparkling” brands such as Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Dr Pepper®, Sprite® and Fanta®, as well as “still” brands such as smartwater®, Dasani®, POWERADE®, Gold Peak®, Monster® and Minute Maid®, just to name a few of our non-alcoholic beverages under exclusive franchise agreements principally with The Coca-Cola Company® and Dr Pepper Snapple Group®.
Our company is founded on four values: Quality, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. We live out these values for the benefit of our associates, consumers, customers, communities and owners.
Coca-Cola UNITED has recently completed an epic transformation, tripling the size and scope of its business. We now have approximately 10,000 associates, located in 53 sales and distribution centers and nine production facilities throughout six southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Read more about our epic transformation >
Awards and Recognition:
Highest Dr Pepper per capita Award in Louisiana for 24 consecutive years
2019 “Best in Minority Business Award” presented by Summit Media Group
2018 #1 Supplier, Circle K, Southeastern Grocers Association and Food City
2018 Executive of Influence, John H. Sherman, President & CEO, Birmingham Business Journal
2017 Newcomen Society of Alabama Honoree
2017 Data Science & Analytics Innovation Award for Business Impact, Technology Association of Georgia
2017 Execution Excellence, Walmart
2016 Claude Nielsen inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor
2016 Most Improved Share of Visual Inventory, The Coca-Cola Company
2016 ISO 14001 | OHSAS 18001 Certifications
2012 President’s Award for Quality & Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company
2012 First Coca-Cola bottler to achieve Powerade share leadership
2012 FSSC 22000 | ISO 9001 Certifications
2009 First LEED-certified plant in the United States, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009 ISO 22000 | PAS220 Certifications
2005 The Coca-Cola Company – President’s Circle Award
2003 Beverage World’s Bottler of the Year