BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Coca-Cola Hellenic, one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company operating in 29 countries, recently won the International Fleet Safety of the Year award - as well as being placed second and third in two other Award categories. The company, which operates its fleet of over 20,000 vehicles across 28 countries, received the accolade Nov. 18 at the Fleet Europe Awards 2010, which took place at the Brussels Stock Exchange.

Coca-Cola Hellenic came second in the International Fleet Manager of the Year award and third in the International Green Fleet of the Year. This is the first time in the history of the awards that a company has been recognized in three different categories at the same time.

The International Fleet Safety Award recognized the successful implementation of a safety project for Coca-Cola Hellenic's fleet, using original tools and programs to improve driver safety. The company's pilot safety program, utilizing the Mobileye active fleet safety system, was implemented in 2010. Coca-Cola Hellenic installed the Mobileye C2-170 on its fleet cars and tested the system over 19 weeks. During the operation of this program no collisions were recorded, driver performance increased significantly, and fuel efficiency was improved, according to the company. The success of the pilot program convinced the company to begin equipping its vehicles with the Mobileye C2-270, according to Mobileye.

The second place International Fleet Manager of the Year award was for having successfully developed an international fleet management strategy and implemented an efficient car policy. Coca-Cola Hellenic has begun building its international fleet organisation in 2007. As a result of excellent cooperation among the 28 countries of operation, the central procurement department, fleet and other experts, Coca-Cola Hellenic achieved solid consistent improvement and tangible results in terms of supplier portfolio management, fleet optimization, and sourcing.

Coca-Cola Hellenic came third in the International Green Fleet of the Year award, in recognition of its Safe & Eco drive program. In 2009, the company reduced its fuel consumption by 6.3 percent, with a further 1.5-percent reduction in the first half of 2010. This is equivalent to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 7,600 tons over the 2009-10 period.

The awards were received by Janos Kis, group fleet support manager. "This is a fantastic result for Coca-Cola Hellenic," said Kis. "To win this award is a great achievement for everyone who has worked so hard across the company. To be the only company to achieve success in three categories at the same time is an added bonus."


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet