Our Plants

Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC) operates 8 plants in Nigeria. Our bottling operations are major purchasers of sugar, bottles, labels, marketing materials and services. Here's a list of the 8 plants in Nigeria


Ikeja Plant - Lagos

The Ikeja plant has been functional since 1978. The plant manages the production of Coca‑Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes, Five Alive and Eva and the distribution of all product categories.

Seated in a combined land area of 110,000 m², our Ikeja Plant is the largest bottling plant in Africa with over 225million unit cases of annual installed capacity. It is the only plant in Africa with a hot fill line. It’s EGO-BLOCK Line 14 is also the highest field line in the continent.  

9

Brands Produced

13,382

Warehouse Capacity (Pallet Space)

3+

Commercial Regions


Maiduguri Plant - Borno State

The Maiduguri Plant started operations in 1983. As a strategic plant in the North-East region of Nigeria, Maiduguri Plant was commissioned by former Military Governor of Borno State, Col. Abdulmumuni Aminu. The plant produces and distributes Coca‑Cola, Fanta, Sprite and Schweppes and all other product categories.

The plant is responsible for the supply of RGB & PET to four states in the region made up of Yobe, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba.


Port-Harcourt Plant - Rivers State

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Credit: Ed Robinson

NBC has been operating the Port- Harcourt plant since 1973. Located in Rivers State in South-South Nigeria, the Port Harcourt plant also produces Coca‑Cola, Fanta, Sprite and Schweppes and distributes all product categories.

35Million

Installed Capacity (Unit Cases)

5,700

Warehouse Capacity (Pallet Space)

  • First Plant to launch Behavioral Based Safety in Nigeria
  • Highest volume of 148,376 Cases in 24 hours from two PET Lines
  • Consistent Month-on-Month System Line efficiency above 70% for 2020 with YTD SLE of 72.4% ahead of all other plants.

Asejire Plant - Oyo State


7

Commercial Territories

Pass

All ISO Standards Audits for Quality, Environment & OH&S

Gold

Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Audit

Established in 1983, Asejire Plant has evolved over the years from a 2-line Bottling Plant to a mega 4-line Plant with state-of-the-art facilities. The Plant boasts of 4 Krones automated bottling lines, a fully auto-control Water Treatment Plant and a mega enclosed Warehouse for product storage in the most hygienic and easy to access racking system.

Each of the filling line has the capacity of 42,000 bottles per hour and the Plant produces all the available flavors of, RGB (returnable glass bottles ) and PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles of  Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Limca, Schweppes Bitter Lemon and Eva Water in different pack sizes.


Abuja Plant - FCT


5

States Covered (Nasarawa, FCT, Kaduna, Niger & Benue)

1st

Highest in ICF Rating in Nigeria

3

NBC Leadership Awards

This plant is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria and has been in operation since 2006. Abuja Plant produces Coca‑Cola, Fanta, Sprite and Schweppes and also distributes all product categories.

  • RGB L4 consistently performing above 65% SLE in 2020
  • PET lines consistently performing above 70% SLE in 2020
  • Fist plant to pass ISO 45001 at first trial

Challawa Plant - Kano State

2019

Launch of Challawa Water Sourcing Project

2020

Commissioning of Challawa Greenfield  

Challawa Plant was established in 1981 and commissioned in 1982 with KHS RGB Line 1. In 2013, a new RGB KHS Line 2 was commissioned with an average daily sale of 35,000Phc of RGB + OWP and an average daily production of 24,000phc RGB. The Plant had her 3rd RGB line named Challawa Line 4 in a newly commissioned greenfield with a capacity of 42,000bph.

Together, these lines and our investments in this strategic region of the country underline our commitment to deliver value for all stakeholders with respect and integrity.


BENIN PLANT - EDO STATE


The Benin Plant has functioned since 1970. It is located in Eyaen, Edo State, South-South Nigeria. The plant is responsible for the production of Coca‑Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Schweppes and Five Alive and distributes all product categories.

  • CCHBC 2019 Best Plant of the Year
  • NBC 2019 Best Plant of the Year
  • NBC Most Engaged Manufacturing Team Plant of the Year  - 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • NBC Only Preform Production Plant
  • NBC 2019 Best Plant in Transportation Cost and Efficiency
  • NBC Q1 2020 Winner of ICSC Champions League Award

Owerri Plant - Imo State

20.2million

Estimated Covergage across 5 states 

49.8million

Installed Capacity (Cases)

Located in the capital city of Owerri in Imo State, the Owerri plant started its operations in 1982. Owerri plant runs CocaCola, Fanta, Sprite and Schweppes production lines producing both the sugar and sugar free variant. Distribution covers all product categories. Positioned in the heart of the eastern Nigeria, Owerri Plant affords central distribution in the east supplying Uyo, Owerri and Aba commercial territories spread across 5 states (Abia, Cross river, Akwa Ibom, Imo and Ebonyi States) with an estimated population coverage of 20.2million.

Owerri Plant has been recognized most recently with the following achievements:

•    Best Plant in Governance 2019
•    Best Plant in QSE 2019
•    Highest Exporter and Promoter of Talent 2019
•    First Plant to record clean passes in GAO Audit 2019
•    First Plant to achieve ISO 45001 certification
•    The Plant is certified to: ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and FSSC 22001