October 28, 2020 By Caroline Poser 2 min read

Read our latest cloud case study about CCEP.

Case study: “Coca-Cola European Partners accelerates its strategic transformation

IBM will help Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) modernize its IT environment by using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS to provide an open standard, cost-effective platform. A cornerstone of this transition will be the Red Hat OpenShift solution, the industry’s most comprehensive Kubernetes platform, which will allow CCEP to build mission-critical applications once and run them on the IBM public cloud.

A key priority for CCEP is to streamline its existing IT infrastructure to create a platform for standardized business processes, data, and technology. This will create a springboard from which to apply data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and AI technologies to provide new insights across its operations to help drive further efficiencies.

As part of the agreement, IBM Services, with its deep industry expertise, will help CCEP transform to an IBM hybrid cloud environment managed by IBM, including the use of the IBM public cloud.

Additionally, CCEP is deploying several large SAP workloads — including SAP ERP and SAP BW/4HANA — as part of its hybrid transformation. The work is designed to help CCEP deliver higher levels of service to its customers by applying advanced analytics while retaining a reliable infrastructure.


“Our successful collaboration with IBM over the last few years has given us the confidence to take the next step in our strategic cloud-first digital transformation.” – Peter Brickley, Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola European Partners plc

“The selection of IBM’s hybrid cloud architecture with Red Hat OpenShift gives us the flexibility to optimize across different public cloud platforms according to our future needs.” – Peter Brickley

“Most importantly, the move to the cloud will also enhance our service to customers, by leveraging analytics and AI to improve our operations and business insights.” – Peter Brickley

CCEP was founded in 2016 when Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke merged. The company is the largest Coca-Cola bottling company based on revenue, working with 19,000 suppliers and serving one million customer outlets.

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