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    Refresco acquires US beverage manufacturer VBC Bottling Company

    A picture taken in Boegraven, on October 3, 2017 shows a view of the Refresco logo on the roof of the factory. (Photo: BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

    Refresco, the global independent beverage solutions provider, on Wednesday said it has completed the acquisition of VBC Bottling Company.

    VBC, a family-owned contract manufacturer of premium beverages, is located in Modesto, California. Refresco  said the acquisition complements its footprint and capabilities in North America, and further strengthens its ability to provide beverage solutions to branded customers.

    “Acquiring VBC is another step in executing our proven Buy & Build strategy,” Hans Roelofs, Refresco chief executive, commented.

    “The company’s strong customer base, strategically located facility, and warehousing capacity further strengthens our footprint in North America. Additional canning capacity along the West Coast improves our ability to service all our contract manufacturing customers.”

    Brad Goist, chief operating officer at Refresco North America, added: “This acquisition is a step forward towards Refresco’s vision of ‘Our drinks on every table.’ We will integrate VBC Bottling Company into our operations to better serve our customers and support their growth goals in the various categories where capacity is needed.

    “I look forward to welcoming the more than 180 employees to the Refresco team and seeing what successes we accomplish together as a team and in the years to come.”

    Refresco serves global, national, and emerging brands and retailers with production in Europe, North America, and Australia, offering an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from juices to carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters in carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass.

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