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During World War II Robert Woodruff, President of Coca‑Cola made a gesture to the troops stating that 'every man in uniform gets a bottle of Coca‑Cola for 5c wherever he is‘.

Northern Ireland was a strategic base for the repair and servicing of United States aircraft and the almost one million US Serviceman that passed through the base during these war years were refreshed by Coca‑Cola.

Following a period of transition, production at the Lambeg plant ceased in 2008 and Dublin employees relocated to a new office facility at Huntstown Business Park, where the office resides today.

In 1953, a franchise was granted to the Coca‑Cola Bottling Co. The Ulster Iced Drinks Company changed its name to Coca‑Cola Bottlers Ulster Ltd (CCBU) and began distribution of Fanta Orange in 1963 and Fanta Lemon in 1966.

As a result of these new offerings, production more than doubled and to cope with demand Coca‑Cola Bottling Co.

The new plant in Lambeg was officially opened by Captain Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in 1968.

The plant produced Fanta Orange, 7UP and Coca‑Cola, with a production line turning out fifty million bottles per year.

Coca-Cola European Partners will serve more than 300 million consumers across 13 countries in Western Europe, including the region’s four largest markets for nonalcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages: Germany, Spain, Great Britain and France.

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