Atlanta beverage maker Coca-Cola to suspend production in India amid lockdown



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Atlanta beverage maker Coca-Cola to suspend production in India amid lockdown

On Tuesday, the 24th of March 2020, Indian arm of the Atlanta, Georgia-based American multinational beverage manufacturer, Coca-Cola Co., founded back in the 1886 by a John Stith Pemberton, a pharmacist in Atlanta, had issued a statement saying that it had momentarily cancelled its production line in the South-east Asia’s largest financial hub, India, as the country had inclined a 21-day long lockdown to slow down the spread of Coronavirus in the world’s second-most densely populated country.

Nevertheless, the Atlanta-based century-old American multinational beverage maker had also added in its Tuesday’s (March 24th) statement that the company’s manufacturing facilities in India would continue to produce a “very small number” of essential beverages likes of bottled water.

As a matter of fact, Coca-Cola Inc.’s Tuesday’s (March 24th) announcement to halt its production line came forth shortly after the Indian Government of PM Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day lockdown of the entire country, while a day earlier the ride-sharing pioneer, Uber Technologies had suspended its services in 27 Indian cities to comply with Government measures.

Apart from that, Coca-Cola Co.’s arch-rival PepsiCo Inc.’s bottling partner in India, Varun Beverages Ltd. had also closed all of its corporate offices and manufacturing plants on Tuesday (March 24th).