Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is the United States’ second largest producer and distributor of Coca-Cola products, and also distributes Dr Pepper and several other beverage brands in its selected territories in 11 states. Consolidated’s bottling facility and warehouse in Charlotte, named the Snyder Production Center after one of the company’s founding families, is one of the largest bottling facilities in North America, and arguably one of the most complex.
The Snyder Production Center operates four PET bottling lines, two can lines and a premix line, which combined handle the approximately 180 SKUs produced in Charlotte. This year, the plant is budgeted to run about 44 million cases. The distribution facility has another 320 SKUs that it is cross docking, and in total the facility distributes on average 615 SKUs.