With plans to invest $500m in the facility, Rancho Cucamonga will become the fourth location where Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling manufactures in California (the others being in Downey, Los Angeles, and San Leandro).
The planned project includes the demolition and rebuild of the Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling facility currently located at 10670 6th Street. During construction, operations will relocate to a temporary location in Fontana.
“When complete, the new facility will be transformed from a single-building distribution center to a 620,000-square-foot state-of-the-art campus with full production capabilities,” says the company.
“Designed with safety and sustainability as top priorities, the newly constructed bottling and distribution center will include added employee amenities such as expanded break rooms, training rooms, a parking garage with EV charging stations; also a tour gallery, fleet shop, and recycling center. Additionally, the plans call for maximizing efficiencies around energy and water use, including drought-resistant landscaping.”
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling is a West Coast and Midwest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola beverages and operates across 10 states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. In California, it operates 27 facilities with the help of 5,500 employees.
The current 125,000-square-foot Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling facility in Rancho Cucamonga was constructed in 1984 and is limited to distribution operations. The new facility will mark the first Coca-Cola production facility built in California in nearly 60 years. Reyes highlights that the company's growth is expected to create new jobs, contribute to the economic development of the region, and strengthen the local workforce.
A statement from City of Rancho Cucamonga says it is pleased that Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling ‘remains committed to environmental sustainability and responsible business practices’: adding that the expansion project will incorporate eco-friendly measures, ensuring that the increased operations are achieved without compromising the company's commitment to minimizing its environmental footprint.
This expansion project is currently in the development and environmental impact review process and will come before the City's Planning Commission and City Council at a future time. If plans are approved, construction could begin as soon as 2024 with an operational facility by summer 2026.