Plants and Processes

Production processes

We monitor our production processes with sophisticated control equipment and testing programmes in order to meet and exceed our customers' and consumers' expectations.

Our quality standards

Our commitment to producing and bottling high-quality drinks is underpinned by the international standard ISO 9001 and ISO 22000, as well as by our own Quality and Food Safety policy and the global standards of The Coca‑Cola Company.

We have installed electronic bottle inspection equipment on all refillable bottling production lines to identify and reject even the tiniest irregularity in our beverages.

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The process

The production cycle starts with sugar, fruit juices, flavours and concentrate or beverage base. The finished products will be packaged in PET or glass bottles, metal cans.

Water treatment

The water used in the production process is subjected to special treatments that ensure the microbiological safety and the correct concentration of naturally dissolved salts, in compliance with specific compositional and sensory characteristics.

The syrup

The syrup is prepared in special tanks by dissolving sugar in the treated water, then filtering the water to remove any impurities. Only after this, this "simple syrup" is mixed with "concentrate" or the various "basic preparations" used for the various drinks, thus becoming "final syrup".

A flash pasteurisation thermal process ensures that even the most sensitive products will not alter their sensory characteristics during their shelf life.

Filling and packaging

The treated and cooled water is mixed with the final syrup and, for sparkling drinks, with the carbon dioxide that gives the product its characteristic effervescence.

The drink is then ready to be packaged: every hour, tens of thousands of perfectly clean containers are filled, hermetically sealed, labelled, coded and tested in modern automatic plants. The glass bottles are placed in boxes, while the nonreturnable glass bottles, PET bottles and cans go into various multi-packs.