New Coca‑Cola HBC investment brings to Greece one of the largest SAP HANA installations in Europe. Infrastructure designing & installation, management & support of business warehouse platform, will be serving from Greece Coca‑Cola HBC’s operations in 28 countries.
Coca‑Cola HBC selected OTE Group for a 7 Million investment into a large-scale ICT project, the redesign and upgrade of the IT infrastructure which supports the SAP Business Warehouse application. The new project involves the installation of the SAP HANA environment, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, and the smooth migration from the existing SAP BWA, complementing the 2016 Data Center installation, bringing the total investment to €48 million to date. The project was successfully implemented and delivered by OTE Group, within the scheduled timeframe (4 months) and is in full operation, serving from Greece all 28 Coca‑Cola HBC countries.
The SAP HANA environment supports the operation of SAP Business Warehouse application, enabling the interaction between stored as well as real time data, accumulated from all operational company units. This way, data can be retrieved and combined faster, allowing quicker reporting.
The Enterprise Operations Director of Coca‑Cola HBC, Mr. Galip Onar stated with regard to this new technology investment: “Coca‑Cola HBC realizes another investment in Greece, for a complex ICT project, significantly contributing to internal processes optimization as well as development of a faster and more flexible reporting model. This investment proves that Coca‑Cola HBC constantly adopts cutting edge technology and showcases the country’s prospects.
“Following the Data Center of Coca‑Cola HBC Group, OTE Group successfully completed the design and infrastructure installation for one of the largest SAP HANA installations in Europe. The expansion of the two Groups’ cooperation demonstrates our expertise and reliability in implementing large and complex ICT projects. Through COSMOTE state-of-the-art services and technology solutions, we contribute to the dynamic transition of businesses to the new digital era”, Mr. George Athanasopoulos, OTE Group Chief Information Officer highlighted.
OTE Group upgraded the IT infrastructure at Coca‑Cola HBC Data Center, in order to accommodate the installation and operation of the SAP HANA environment, and undertook the operation, management as well as technical support for 5 years.
About Coca‑Cola HBC
Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with a sales volume of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 595 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of primarily non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola HBC is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities. Coca‑Cola HBC is ranked beverage industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices, and is also included in the FTSE4Good Index.
Coca‑Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). For more information, please visit
About Coca‑Cola Τria Epsilon
Coca‑Cola Tria Epsilon, member of the Coca‑Cola HBC Group, is Greece’s leading non-alcoholic beverage company, producing and distributing a unique portfolio of quality products refreshing consumers 24/7 at any occasion. The company operates three manufacturing facilities in Greece, Schimatari mega plant (Greece’s largest beverage production and distribution facility), Heraklion and Aigio bottling plants, which produce and distribute The Coca‑Cola Company brands, own brands including Amita and Frulite juice brands and AVRA natural mineral water, as well as the snacks TSAKIRIS, Lavazza coffee, Monster energy drinks, as well as alcoholic beverages from The Edrington Group, Brown-Forman, Isidoros Arvanitou and Gruppo Campari. Its local operations have a significant socio-economic footprint, with a contribution to employment and to the economy, generating 54.6% of the turnover of the soft drinks sector in Greece. Being close to the communities where it operates, the company actively supports local developmental initiatives focusing on Youth Empowerment, sustainability and community wellbeing.
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About OTE Group
The OTE Group is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market, and, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecom groups in South-eastern Europe. It offers the full range of telecommunications services: from fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband services, pay television to high-speed data communications and ICT services. In addition to its core telecommunications activities, the Group in Greece is also involved in maritime communications, real-estate and professional training. The OTE Group is the largest investor in new technologies and infrastructure in Greece, having invested over €2bn over the past six years. For the four-year period 2017-2020 it is materializing investments in the range of €1.5bn, primarily targeted at optic fibers and new generation networks.
The OTE Group is also involved in the field of IT integration. Having formed strategic partnerships for the implementation of complex ICT projects, it constitutes a leading partner of choice for businesses seeking modern solutions in the fields of health, tourism, information security, energy management, Data Centers, Cloud and Internet of Things technologies.