Coca-Cola announces plans to invest €26m in Co Mayo facility

Coca-Cola is investing €26 million in its Co Mayo operations, creating 25 jobs over the next three years as the Ballina facility becomes the first site outside the United States to produce the company’s state-of-the-art Coca-Cola machines.

The Ballina facility, Ballina Beverages, will make the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, a touch-screen soda fountain that has more than 165 drinks options, including low and no-calorie drinks, sports drinks and fruit-flavoured beverages.

The machines were introduced to the US in 2010, and there are more than 40,000 across the US.