Schweppes Australia

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Schweppes Australia
Subsidiary Asahi Group Holdings[1]
IndustryBeverage
Founded1877
Headquarters,
Area served
Australia
ProductsPepsi, Sunkist, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Cottee’s Cordial, Spring Valley Beverages, Pop Tops, Cool Ridge, Frantelle, P&N Beverages
Number of employees
1800+
DivisionsAustralia
Websitehttp://www.schweppesaustralia.com.au

Schweppes Australia is the non-alcohol business of Asahi Beverages operating in Australia, having arrived in the country in 1850. In 1877, the first factory was built in Sydney. After an international merger with Cadbury in 1969, forming Cadbury Schweppes,[2] the company was eventually re-separated on 27 February 2009 and, in April 2009, Schweppes Australia was acquired by Asahi Breweries.

Schweppes was first sold in Australia in 1850. It began local production when it opened a factory in Sydney in 1877, followed by one in Melbourne in 1885.[3]

Schweppes Australia is a licensed manufacturer and distributor of brands such as Pepsi, Sunkist, Mountain Dew, and Gatorade. They also produce Schweppes range of soft drinks, as well as many other Australian brands, including Solo, Passiona, Cottee’s Cordial, Spring Valley Beverages, Pop Tops and Cool Ridge, and Frantelle spring water. In 2011, Asahi acquired the juice and water brands of P&N Beverages, Australia's third largest volume supplier of fruit juices, soft drinks and mineral waters.[4]

The Asahi Beverages head office is located in Melbourne. There are eight manufacturing sites across five states and sales offices in each state.

Products[edit]

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Classic Mixers: Dry Ginger Ale, Diet Dry Ginger Ale, Indian Tonic Water, Lemon, Lime & Bitters, Soda Water, Diet Tonic Water, Bitter Lemon

Agrum Collection: Blood Orange (originally called Ciata), Citrus Blend (originally simply called Agrum), Sugar Free Citrus Blend, White Grape & Passionfruit (discontinued circa 2014), Calamansi Lime (Viage; discontinued circa 2006)

Mineral Waters: Lemon, Orange & Lime, Orange & Mango, Sparking Mineral Water, Apple & Pink Grapefruit, Lemon & Lime, Orange & Passionfruit, Natural Mineral Water

Traditional Soft Drinks: Red Cream Soda, Brown Cream Soda, Raspberry, Sarsaparilla, Pink Lemonade, Lime, Ginger Beer, Fruit Tingler, and Fairy Floss

Cordials: Raspberry Cordial, Lemon Cordial, Lime Cordial [2]

Also produced by Schweppes Australia is Passiona, a passion-fruit flavoured soft drink, and Solo, a lemon flavoured "pub squash" style soft drink.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cadbury in Australia". Cadbury.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ Seawright, Stephen. A history of Cadbury Schweppes. The Daily Telegraph, 15 March 2007. Accessed 25 March 2017
  3. ^ "1877". Asahi Breweries. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  4. ^ Acquisition of P&N Beverages. Asahi Breweries media release, 26 August 2010

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