In a letter received on Friday February 22 by Mr. Arnaud Montebourg, France’s Minister for Industrial Renewal, the CEO of Coca-Cola Entreprise France, Mr. Tristan Farabet, pays tribute to his company’s long-standing relationship with France.
© MaxPPP - Tristan Farabet, CEO of Coca-Cola Entreprise France
Mr. Farabet was delighted to respond after Coca-Cola was cited recently by Mr. Montebourg
as a historically significant long-standing foreign investor in France.
“We are happy to invest in France, and have been so for more than 90 years”, writes Mr. Farabet. "Manufacturing in France always been at the heart of our strategy, thanks to the commitment and expertise of our 2,800 French employees."
Mr. Farabet’s letter also notes that Coca-Cola Entreprise has invested €400 million
in the last five years at its five French plants, and that “plans to invest a further €66 million
expanding Coca-Cola Entreprise’s manufacturing base in France” in 2013.
“We remain deeply convinced of the interest, opportunity as well as the social responsibility of manufacturing in France, and would like to participate further in actively promoting the country’s investment attractiveness to foreign companies
>> Read Mr. Farabet’s letter in Le Monde (in French)