Industrial Visit to Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
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Venue: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd.,
Bidadi – Karnataka
Date: 17 – November – 2022
Over view of Trip
New Horizon College of Engineering had organised Industrial Visit on 17th November 2022 to Hindustan Coco Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd., Bidadi, Karnataka which is located 26km away from college. The visit was organised my Mechorizon Club.
- We started our journey from college campus at 9.15 am in the morning.
- We reached Coco Cola plant, Bidadi at 11 pm and meet Mrs. Jamuna B N (H R manager) she guided us to know working process.
- To gain first-hand information regarding functioning of the industry.
- To study various operations and production of Coco-Cola. To know how the tools/machinery helps in production.
- To make better interaction and know about various process and methods used.
- To know about the industrial environment.
- To develop interpersonal skills and communications.
- To understand the logistic supply chain management.
- To understand the production planning and quality control of brand.
- To have a practical view of bottling, filling, labelling, batching, labelling and packaging technology.
- To understand the concepts of automation in the manufacturing industry.
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, is one of India’s largest FMCG manufacturing and distribution companies. It is responsible for the manufacture, package, sale and distribution of beverages under the trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. The Company owns and operates 21 factories. It also sources from and supports 11 contract packers’ plants. A network of 4,000 distributors and over 1.9 million retail outlets distribute the high quality, great tasting beverages manufactured by Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages.
Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd. is a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Company, USA. While building the consumer franchise for The Coca-Cola Company trademarks, it also leads world class governance systems for the operations of all partners in bottling, suppliers, distributors and other stakeholders.
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd. – As part of the Bottling Investments Group of The Coca-Cola Company, HCCBPL has 21 bottling plants at strategic locations in various states spread across India. We cover approximately 65% of bottling operations for the Coca- Cola System in India.
HCCBPL has an extensive distribution system spanning more than a million outlets operating with world class execution standards. The focus of the system is to develop strong customer value while delivering preferred choice of refreshment at an arm’s length of the desire to the customer.
HCCBPL’s Product Portfolio has an extensive range to choose from:
Sparkling Beverages – Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Thumbs-Up”, Sprite, Fanta, Limca, Kinley Soda, Schweppes Tonic Water. Still Beverages – Maaza, Minute Maid Pulpy Orange, Minute Maid Nimbu Fresh, Minute Maid 100% Juices (Apple, Grapes, Orange, Mixed Fruit), Minute Maid range of fruit flavoured drinks.
Water-Kinley, Smart Water
Over the years, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd. has focused on building world class operations based on principles of safety, profitability and solid governance to claim sustained growth. As part of our journey of moving towards being a World Class Company, we have strengthened our organization in terms of Supply Chain, Infrastructure, Market Execution, People, Processes, Compliance, Governance and Route-to-Market. This approach has enabled us to build our portfolio through launching new packs and brands, coupled with a competitive pricing strategy based on a balance of value pricing and eliminating waste.
About the Company
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, is company owned bottling operation and the largest bottling partner of The Coca-Cola Company in India. Part of The Coca- Cola Company’s Bottling Investment Group (BIG), HCCBPL is responsible for the manufacture, package, sale and distribution of beverages under the trademarks of The Coca Cola Company. The company has a national footprint with over 20 company owned and 09 co-pack plants. With a network of over 5000 distributors and over 2.1 million retail outlets. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.’s endeavour is to ensure products availability within the arms reach of consumers.
HCCBPL has always placed high value on good citizenship and to that end, is supporting communities by enhancing skills of rural youth through Career Development Centre. Improving the lives of communities around its bottling plant by very focussed intervention in the areas of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and promoting sustainable agriculture through Integrated Watershed Management Projects under Public-Private-Community partnerships.
In the recent past, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. has joined hands with Government of Maharashtra and Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (ISL) to support farmers growing oranges in the state of Maharashtra. The Ground-breaking ceremony took place on 29th December 2016, in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Under this initiative, farmers will be given training on usage of Ultra High-Density Plantation (UHDP) technique to boost orange yield of Mandarin variety, UHDP is a modem agricultural practice that ensures higher yield of agri-produce per acre of land and within a time span, compared to traditional methods of farming Project “Orange Unnati” seeks to unlock prospects of leveraging “NOGA” brand (Nagpur Orange Grower Association) of Oranges and is estimated to benefit 5,000 farmers.
HCCBPL is the largest bottling partner of The Coca-Cola Company (www.thecoca- colcompany.com) in India. It is a part of The Coca-Cola Company’s Bottling Investments Group (BIG) and responsible for the manufacture, package, sale and distribution of beverages under the trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company, HCCBPL has 24 bottling plants at strategic locations in various states spread across India. We cover approximately 65% of bottling operations for the Coca-Cola System in India. HCCBPL has an extensive distribution system spanning more than a million outlets operating with world chss execution standards. The focus of the system is to develop strong customer value while delivering preferred choice of refreshment at an arm’s length of desire to the consumer. Over the years, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. has focused on building world class operations based on principles of safety, profitability and solid governance to claim sustained growth. As part of our journey of moving towards being a World Class Company, we have strengthened our organization in terms of Supply Chain, Infrastructure, Market Execution. People, Processes, Compliance, Governance and Route-to-Market. This approach has enabled us to build our portfolio through launching new packs and brands, coupled with a competitive pricing strategy based on a balance of value pricing and eliminating waste.
Initially, we were told to keep our mobiles in the bus as it was not allowed in the plant. We reached there by 11 am. Heavy security check in process was done. Then all the students and faculties were taken to the waiting lounge. In waiting lounge, they show us some mandatory norms in the form of movie which must be followed by each person inside the premises of the company. The person who is not following the company norms it is considered as violation of the company norms and that person may be taken into custody.
After the seminar, we were taken into the passage to enter inside the company. There were hoardings and banners indicating certain norms of the company on both sides of the passage. There were some safety mandatory norms like environmental Policy, quantity policy. Occupational and health policy, road safety policy, safe assembly point and the site layout of the company.
We all were taken into the entrance of the company by the securities. Firstly, they said to wait outside, then security has taken us in the canteen of the company. In the canteen there were large number of tables and chairs. Almost à was a big canteen in the company. In the canteen there were also notice boards showing day to day news inside the company as well as outside the company. The notices of the company were placed in the notice board. There was also a fridge, wall arts, large serving areas for the food and a frame of annual sports meet picture of the coca cola company. The workers in the canteen serve us the coca cola cans. They had given us free coke can of 330ml which cost Rs.30 and a small can of diet coke of 200ml which cost Rs.25. The coke cans were manufactured by HCC beverages Pvt Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra.
The manager told us that there is total six lines for packing, out of which 2 lines are for plastic bottles packing 4 fines for glass bottles packing. Almost 600 bottles are packed in the line per minute. And, Maaza 165 bottles per minute are packed in the packing unit of the company
She also told that as per the demand of the consumer production is done. They collect the information from the distributors to know the demand of the consumer regarding the Coca- Col. As per the consumer demand forecasting is done by the company to produce certain litters of Coca-Cola drinks. Usually forecasting is done weekly and proper planning is made for production of the drink. The company produces more than 1000000 litters of Coca-Cola daily in peak season and in off season they produce at most 1,00,000 litres of Coca-Cola daily. We were also illustrated on how Marketing Strategies are adopted keeping in mind the changing customer preferences and increasing competition in the market and how the production in the factories are moving towards automation by using more and more superior and advance technology and machines.
Smart Water Filtration Process
Outcome of the visit
Coca-Cola Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
- From the visit I had a very good experience at Coca-Cola. As a visit had a good combination of technical and management exposure. Showed a more interest in asking questions about the management and supply chain system in different areas.
- A good technical exposure as we have seen the process of packing and labelling which was completely automatic.
- Had a very good experience of visit and are thankful to the industry and the management for arranging the visit.
- Had a good experience about industrial environment.
- The company has the global and international quality standards.
- The industrial visit to Coca-Cola was an enriching experience for me in getting live exposure of manufacturing which can help me with further career enhancements as well as a fin-filled trip for the entire class.
- Our sweet and small trip ended by clicking pictures in front gate of the company where all of us enjoyed and cherished each and every moment of this incredible.