We have a rich heritage and an exciting future – from the creation of Coca‑Cola in 1886 to being recognised as an industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices today. Here our some of our milestones in Hungary and internationally.

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1951-1991

  • 1951: AG Leventis establishes the Nigerian Bottling Company
  • 1969: Hellenic Bottling Company SA is incorporated in Greece
  • 1981: Kar-Tess Holding SA, a private holding company, acquires a 99.9 percent interest in Hellenic Bottling Company SA
  • 1991: Hellenic Bottling Company SA shares are listed on the Athens Exchange

CocaCola HBC is formed

  • 2000: Hellenic Bottling Company SA acquires Coca‑Cola Beverages Ltd to form Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA

Coca‑Cola in Hungary

  • From 1942, Coca‑Cola becomes the first American product produced in Hungary at the Hungarian Liqueur Company (Likőripari Vállalat)
  • 1967: Coca‑Cola is first introduced to the public at the Budapest International Trade Fair
  • 1968: the official appearance of The Coca‑Cola Company in Hungary; with the appearance of Coca‑Cola, the production of carbonated soft drinks begins in Hungary, along with the introduction and implementation of new technologies
  • Early 1970s: all Hungarian alcoholic beverage producing companies acquire the licence to bottle Coca‑Cola (Szabadegyháza, Győr, Kisvárda, Miskolc)
  • 1968-January 1991: the import of the concentrate for Coca‑Cola is strictly controlled by the state

1988-2000

  • 1988: the production of Fanta Orange begins in Hungary
  • 1991: Coca‑Cola Amatil enters a joint venture with Likőripari Vállalat in Budapest
  • 1991: Hungarian production of Sprite begins
  • 1996: Coca‑Cola Amatil builds a brand new plant at Dunaharaszti, replacing the outdated countryside plants
  • 1998: Coca‑Cola Amatil splits in two, forming the UK based Coca‑Cola HBC Ltd, which, in 2000, merges with the independent Greek bottling company Hellenic Bottling

CocaCola HBC Hungary

  • Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary is among the top 10 largest food processing companies in Hungary
  • Member of the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Group operating in 28 countries
  • Bottling plants in Dunaharaszti and Zalaszentgrót
  • HUF 114 billion has been invested in Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary by its parent company