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We have a rich heritage and an exciting future – from the creation of Coca‑Cola in 1886, and its arrival to the island of Ireland in 1939 to our recognition as an industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices today.
In 1938, local businessman Mr Tom Robinson wrote a letter to the Coca‑Cola Company in London expressing an interest in setting up the franchise in Northern Ireland.
Coke Zero, a new member of the Coca‑Cola family, also launched in 2007.
Coca‑Cola Bottlers (Ulster) Ltd and Coca‑Cola Bottlers Ireland are now officially known as Coca‑Cola HBC Northern Ireland Limited and Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland Limited.
Diet Coke was launched across the island in 1983 and a new PET line was installed for the 1.5 and 2 litre bottles.
In 1986, the Leventis company acquired Coca‑Cola Western Bottlers ,further consolidating the business across the island of Ireland.
Dublin Ltd moved to a larger premises in Chapelizod.
The plant produced Fanta Orange, 7UP and Coca‑Cola, with a production line turning out fifty million bottles per year.
This decade saw further innovations with Sprite launching in Northern Ireland in 1990 and Deep River Rock still and sparkling in 1994.