The Al Jomaih Bottling Plants is just one facet of the parent Al Jomaih Holding Company, yet its legacy is a long one and serves as one of the cornerstones of the company. The original company first took shape in Shaqra in 1936 before later moving operations to Riyadh. While the company branched out into different business sectors over the ensuing two decades, it was 1957 when a new era began as a partnership with Pepsi was established.
Serving as the vast corporation’s bottler within the Kingdom, Al Jomaih Bottling Plants broke new ground by becoming Saudi Arabia’s first carbonated beverage processor, beginning in modest fashion with colas and also orange flavors. The business relationship continues to the present, which has helped grow the company to the point that more than 2,000 people are now employed by these bottling plants.
The central and northern regions of Saudi Arabia are where manufacturing, distribution and bottling come together. Those areas helping play a major role when it comes to quenching the thirst of customers across the Middle East and in Africa.
Another innovation took place in 1980, when Al Jomaih Bottling Plants evolved from offering drinks in glass to presenting them in metal cans. That same year, the company’s growth was such that a new plant opened in Qassim.
The work performed by employees has certainly caught the eye of its most prominent business partner. It’s because Pepsico has, on multiple occasions, presented Al Jomaih Bottling Plants with an award for being its Worldwide Bottler of the Year, a prestigious accolade that was first given in 1981, followed by wins in 2003 and 2012.
Eyeing the recent industry-wide shift from carbonated drinks, Al Jomaih Bottling Plants added bottled water to its overall lineup, beginning with Aquafina, in 2007.