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Coca Cola installs 60,000 CO2 vending machines

Coca Cola Japan has fitted 60,000 CO2 vending machines in the country, with plans to reach 83,000 units by the end of the second year.

By 2020, the company claims its vending machine fleet will be HFC-free and more than 50% of the fleet will consist of super saving CO2 vending machines.

Since 2012, Coca Cola Japan has invested more than ¥ 20 billion (€ 146 million) into peak electricity consumption reduction VM technology. Moreover, this investment is set to continue, as peak-shift VM are an important part of Coca Cola Japan’s sustainability plan.

The installation of super saving peak-shift VM surpassed the 12% target for the first year with 28,000 units delivered to market in 2013. The cumulative target for 2014 was revised upwards from 73,000 to 80,000 by the end of the year.

Tim Brett, president of the Japan Business Unit, said more than half of the company’s fleet in 2020 will consist of CO2 vending machines based on the peak-shift technology. Moreover, the whole feet is scheduled to be HFC-free by 2020.

In summer 2012, Coca Cola Japan and its main vending machine manufacturer for Japan, Fujitsu Electric, announced results of their cooperation on project “Apollo”. The newly developed type of vending machine A011 based on the latest CO2technology able to significantly shift the electricity consumption to night hours.

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