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
Coca‑Cola HBC Eurasia Communications Manager
Tel: (495) 956 95 95
Fax: (495) 660 95 11