Company History

Equator Bottlers Limited (EBL) is based in Kisumu, Kenya and was established in 1966. Equator Bottlers is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA).

CCBA represents the creation of one of the largest bottlers in the Coca-Cola system and the number one bottler in Africa. CCBA produces and sells 40% of all the Coca-Cola volumes on the African content. There are more than 30 bottling plants across the CCBA territories.

Equator Bottlers serve's approximately 6.2 million consumers and covers a territory of approximately 15,585 sq km. The first expansion of the organisation was carried out early in the year 2011 which involved relocating from the plant’s site at the centre of the Central Business District in Kisumu to a new state of the art plant off Airport Road, Nkrumah Road.

The company's retail business comprises of over 20,000 outlets. The bottler is in the business of bottling, distribution and marketing of Coca-Cola range of soft drinks in returnable glass bottles of sizes 200ml, 300ml, 500ml, 1 litre in the counties of Kisumu, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Siaya, Busia and Vihiga. The Company also distributes other outsourced alternative beverages in Cans 330ml and Non-Returnable PET(Plastic) Dasani, Minute Maid and other carbonated Soft Drinks.

In 2011 Equator Bottlers Ltd was awarded an ISO Certification in Integrated Management Systems in the areas of:

  1. EMS 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems
  2. OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  3. ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
  4. ISO 22,000 2005 Food Safety Management System (BVQI)
  5. FSCS; Food Safety Certification Systems (KEBS)

In 2015 Equator Bottlers Limited newly launched a high capacity PET(Plastic) Soda Manufacturing line with a focus on increasing its competitive advantage. The new line compliments the Nairobi Franchise which has been the sole supplier of PET bottles sodas in the country by raising the production to more than 150 bottles per year.

Our top most objective is to produce quality products and continue meeting the growind demand of our consumers. 

Some of the awards the company boasts in achieving are:

  1. Equator Bottlers Limited was awarded the Operational Excellence Diagnostic on 8 Wastes, Value Stream Mapping and Process Mapping, Basic and Professional training by Coca-Cola, Eurasia and Africa Group, 2011.
  2. Equator Bottlers Limited was awarded by The Coca-Cola Company Central, East and West Africa(CEWA), The Fastest growing Bottling Partner, 2013.
  3. Equator Bottlers Limited was awarded by The Coca-Cola Company Central, East and West Africa(CEWA), The Quality Gold Award and Marketing Excellence Award, 2014.
  4. Best Bottler in Marketing Execution and RED Execution Runners Up Award 2017 by Coca-Cola CEWA.
  5. Coca-Cola Eurasia & Africa Group Sustainability Awards 2015.
  6. 1 Litre RGB Execution Award 2015, Coca-Cola System Alignment Award by CEWA.
  7. Marketing Excellence Award 2014 by CEWA.