Coca‑Cola Hellenic organized a traditional Coca‑Cola Christmas Truck Tour on New Year's Eve in Russia. The company’s brightly illuminated trucks had driven through 47 Russian cities and brought gifts collected by Coca‑Cola Hellenic employees to orphanages and children’s rehabilitation centers before 7 January 2011.

The Christmas Caravan has traditionally been organized in Russia by Coca‑Cola Hellenic on New Year’s Eve since 2001. This year, 963 of the company’s employees took part in the Caravan festivities held in many largest Russian cities and regional centers with sponsored orphanages.

Nicely decorated trucks featuring Santa on their sides brought gifts to orphanages, rehabilitation centers and hospitals. The Caravan visited the  total of 90 social institutions. Some of the company’s employees who had taken an active part in raising funds and collecting the gifts for the  children also gave them out as Santas. The Caravan managed to reach 5’942 children all over Russia who attended specially organized stage shows and took part in various games and competitions.

Coca‑Cola Hellenic in Russia

Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world’s largest independent bottling companies offering

the Coca‑Cola Company branded products. Coca‑Cola Hellenic works in 28 countries and is

the leading group producing Coca‑Cola soft drinks in Europe. The company’s HQ is located

in Athens, Greece. The company sells to 550 million people and its shares are listed at stock

exchanges in Athens, New York, London and Australia.

Coca‑Cola Hellenic is represented in Russia by Coca‑Cola HBC Eurasia and owns plants

in Moscow, the Moscow Area, Saint-Petersburg, Orel, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Stavropol

Region, Volzhskiy, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Vladivostok. One more

company’s plant is now nearing the end of construction in Rostov Region. The company also

owns more than 70 distribution centers in large Russian cities.

The company produces and sells in Russia carbonated and still drinks such as: Coca‑Cola,

Coca‑Cola Light, Sprite, Fanta, BonAqua drinking water, Nestea cold tea, Powerade sports

drink, Burn energy drink, Schweppes tonic, Kruzhka i Bochka kvass, and Fruktime soft drink.

Since CSJC Multon was acquired by the company in April 2005 its range of products was

supplemented by the Rich juices, nectars and fruit mixes, the Dobry and the Nico juices and

nectars, and by the Yasli-Sad juices and nectars suited for little children and infants.

Over the recent years Coca‑Cola HBC Eurasia has been one of the largest investors

among consumer goods manufacturers. The amount of investments into Russia’s economy has

already exceeded 2 bln US dollars. Coca‑Cola HBC Eurasia presently employs over 10’000

professionals who have received special training.

Every company’s facility located in Russia has been certified against ISO 9001:2000 and

ISO 14001:2004 which ensure that the quality management system at every such facility meets

international standards and guarantees high quality of company’s products and services.

Coca‑Cola HBC Eurasia provides support to socially important initiatives, educational and

cultural programs, and efforts intended to promote the environment and healthy lifestyles in

To receive further information, please contact

Xenia Zenkova

Coca‑Cola HBC Eurasia Communications Manager

Tel: (495) 956 95 95

Fax: (495) 660 95 11