ABARTA Coca-Cola to refresh Erie economy

On the tails of a devastating announcement from a large Erie company, a refreshing partnership comes to Erie and surrounding areas.  ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages joins Coca-Cola system by acquiring distribution territory in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania.

The territory acquisition will create the 10th largest Coca-Cola franchise company in the United States.  A primary distribution facility will be in Erie, Pennsylvania, serving Crawford, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Potter and Warren Counties.

The company has transitioned more than 1,250 employees to ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages (104 in the Erie area) and will invest $10 million a year in facilities throughout the state.  

In addition, the transition to ACCB will provide community support and philanthropic giving for local non-profits, local partnerships and sponsorships in the performing arts, social services and athletics, project volunteering and involvement on local boards.

ABARTA's 6 core values are:

Integrity in All Matters

Respect for People

Contributing to the Success of their Customers

Risk-taking, Innovation and Learning

Long-Term Perspective

Commitment to Safe Living

The company is "a 3rd and 4th generation family business with interests in non-alcoholic beverages, energy, ethnic frozen food, and technology.

The official announcement will take place at the Erie Distribution Center at 2209 West 50th Street on Monday, July 31st at 11am.


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