Bringing the iconic Coca-Cola brand to Laos

PT Sole has formed a joint venture with Thai Namthip, Coca-Cola's bottling partner in Thailand, for the bottling and distribution of Coca-Cola sparkling and still beverages in Lao PDR. The agreement signed November 2012 between Thai Namthip and PT, is built upon an initial capital investment of US$40 million over the next 5 years.

The venture includes the distribution of Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid and Namthip bottled drinking water throughout Laos. Construction of a new bottling plant in Vientiane province is also underway and is scheduled to be operational in early 2015.

The joint venture marks another important milestone for PT in its foray into the food and beverage industry. The partnership with Thai Namthip is also a testament to PTs position as a premier investment partner with a keen insight into the Laotian business landscape.