Kyoto Plant launches production of special lemon sour "Lemon-dou"!

On Monday, October 26, the Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Kyoto Plant started the production of special lemon sour "Lemon-dou" to ensure a stable supply of the product. Up until then Lemon-dou was only produced in the Saitama Plant in CCBJI, so the Kyoto Plant is the second plant to produce it. In starting the production, the Kyoto Plant introduced new equipment to its existing production line, and in September this year obtained a liquor production license which is necessary for production of alcohol products. The Kyoto Plant will be responsible for the stable supply of Lemon-dou mainly in western Japan.

Unfortunately, the production process of Lemon-dou cannot be disclosed due to its special manufacturing method, but the manufacturing equipment is also filled with our specialties.

To produce Lemon-dou, the Kyoto Plant learned the know-how of alcohol production from the Saitama Plant, and achieved this start of production. We, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., manufacture safe, secure and delicious Lemon-dou drinks and deliver them to you in a stable manner.

【Kyoto Plant "Lemon-dou" production line overview】

Name Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. Kyoto Plant
Location 12 Taishinarami, Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto
Name Line 6
Start of production October 26, 2020
Production capacity 1,000 bottles per minute (350ml can)
Production items Lemon-do (Hachimitsu Lemon 3%, Teiban Lemon 5%, Shio Lemon 7%, Oni Lemon 9%)
Investment amount Approx. 700 million yen

【About Lemon-dou】

・May 28, 2018: Released in Kyushu prior to nation-wide rollout
* The series originally started with Hachimitsu Lemon 3%, Teiban Lemon 5%, and Shio Lemon 7%.
* The products were manufactured at Nihon Kajitsu Kougyou Co., Ltd. (Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

・ February 18, 2019: Oni Lemon (9%) was released.

・September 13, 2019: In-house production of Lemon-dou started at Saitama Plant (Yoshimi-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture)
* Obtained a liquor production license for the first time in the Coca-Cola system worldwide.

・October 28, 2019: Lemon-dou was released in our entire commercial area.

・October 26, 2020: Obtained a liquor production license, and started Lemon-dou production at Kyoto Plant.

・October 28, 2020: 1st anniversary of Lemon-dou since the release in our entire commercial area