Corporate History

 
December 1960

Nichibei Inryo Co., Ltd. established at 1-5 Nagahama-cho, Fukuoka City for manufacture and sale of soft drinks. Capitalized at 50 million yen.

July 1961

Headquarters move to 92 Tenjin-cho, Fukuoka City.

June 1962

Agreement concluded with the Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd. granting the right to bottle and sell Coca-Cola and Fanta in Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki Prefectures.

July 1962

Operations begin.

March 1963

Corporate name changes to Nichibei Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.

April 1963

Headquarters move to 4127-29 Aza Ashitsugaura, Ohaza Hakozaki, Fukuoka City (now 7-9-66, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City)

May 1963

Fukuoka factory opens.

June 1967

Tosu factory opens.

September 1972

Amendment made to the previous agreement with the Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd., and a license agreement newly concluded with the Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

April 1973

Moji factory opens.

July 1973

Corporate name changes to Kitakyushu Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.

August 1974

Kiyama factory opens.

January 1988

The Kiyama factory PET bottle packaging line becomes independent; Kiyama packaging factory opens

December 1991

Tosu coffee roasting factory opens.

June 1994

Listed on the Fukuoka Stock Exchange

November 1996

Listed on the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

June 1998

Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

February 1999

Kitakyushu Coca-Cola Sales Co., Ltd. established.

June 1999

Some business transferred to Kitakyushu Coca-Cola Sales Co., Ltd.

July 1999

· Consolidates with Sanyo Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. and
the corporate name changes to Coca-Cola West Japan Co., Ltd.
· Listed on the first section of Osaka Securities Exchange
and Hiroshima Stock Exchange

January 2001

Hiroshima factory closes.

April 2001

Mikasa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. stock acquired.

February 2002

West Japan Products Co., Ltd. (now Coca-Cola West Japan Products, Co., Ltd.) established.

April 2002

· Some business transferred to Coca-Cola West Japan Products Co., Ltd.
· Merges with both Sanyo Coca-Cola Sales Co., Ltd. and Kitakyushu Coca-Cola Sales Co., Ltd.

July 2002

· Our subsidiaries running vending business integrated to establish Nishinihon Beverage Co., Ltd.
· Two subsidiaries running distribution business integrated to establish Logicom Japan Co., Ltd.(now Coca-Cola West Logistics Co., Ltd.)

October 2002

Amendment made to the previous agreement with the Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd., and a bottler agreement newly concluded with the Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

January 2005

Amendment made to the previous agreements with Coca-Cola (Japan) Co.,Ltd., and a manufacturing agreement and a distributorship agreement newly concluded with The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

July 2006

· Merged with Kinki Coca-Cola Bottling and changed the trade name to Coca-Cola West Holdings Co., Ltd.
· Established (new) Coca-Cola West Japan by demerging the company
· (New) CCWJ succeeded all the rights related to the sales of beverages and food products

January 2007

Integrated three subsidiaries running distribution business to establish Coca-Cola West Logistics Co., Ltd.

April 2007

Invested in Minami Kyushu Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., and made it an equity-method affiliate.

January 2008

Integrated two subsidiaries running manufacturing business to establish Coca-Cola West Products Co., Ltd.

April 2008

Integrated subsidiaries running sales equipment service business to establish Coca-Cola West Equipment Service Co., Ltd.

January 2009

Merged with Coca-Cola West Japan Co., Ltd., Kinki Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. and Mikasa Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. and changed the trade name to Coca-Cola West Co., Ltd.

January 2010

Reorganized three subsidiaries running sales and logistics to establish West Vending Co., Ltd. (now Coca-Cola West Vending Co., Ltd.), Nishinihon Beverage Co., Ltd. and Coca-Cola West Retail Service Co., Ltd.

October 2010

Acquired stocks and 100% ownership of Q’SAI Co., Ltd.

April 2013

Merged with Minami Kyushu Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. by stock exchange.

January 2014

Merged with Minami Kyushu Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.

May 2015

Acquired stocks and 100% ownership of Shikoku Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.