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The Coca Cola Company is a US beverage manufacturer and retailer of non-alcoholic beverage syrups and concentrates. The company’s main product is Coca-Cola, invented by the pharmacists John Pemberton in 1886. The Coca-Cola formula was later bought by Asa Candler who founded the company in 1892. The company produces only the syrup concentrates and sells them to bottlers around the world, who have an exclusive right to bottle the product, through a franchised distribution system.
The company produces 5 of the 6 best-selling soft drinks; Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes. Coca-Cola has operations in North and South America, Eurasia, Africa and the Pacific. To manage its operations, the company has two main divisions; the Business Sector in North America and the International Business Sector, which has four sub-groups, each managing a specific geographic region. The Coca-Cola Company is listed on the NYSE and is a component of the S&P 500 and DJIA indices.
Number of employees: 131,000
Year of establishment: 1892
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Official site: www.coca-colacompany.com
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