(San Diego, CA – 28 July 2009) Invetech, specialists in new product development and custom automation, celebrated the one year anniversary of its San Diego facility with an open-house event for 120 guests. The San Diego office provides a base for Invetech’s North America operations that includes supporting the development of Coca-Cola Freestyle™, a proprietary new fountain dispenser from The Coca-Cola Company. The stylish new beverage unit, first in a planned family of dispensers, pours more than 100 sparkling and still branded beverages from a single touch-screen machine.
The Coca-Cola Company selected Invetech to assist with the development of Coca-Cola Freestyle™ in March of 2006. Invetech was selected following an evaluation process which examined a range of key capabilities including mechanical and electrical engineering, innovation, functional design, project management and successful client history.
Fred Davis, Invetech’s President, commented, “Invetech loves the challenge of innovative projects like the Coca-Cola Freestyle™. Products like this not only have the potential to lead the market, but change the world. Understanding the potential of the proprietary dispensing technology developed by The Coca-Cola Company required a wide range of Invetech specialists including industrial designers, engineers, scientists and managers. Our team was pleased to play a significant role in developing this innovation for testing.”
With operational facilities in the United States and Australia, Invetech has drawn on the breadth and diversity of its design, engineering and manufacturing expertise stretching across medical, industrial and consumer industries to help The Coca-Cola Company conceive, develop and deliver innovative technology. Coca-Cola Freestyle™ fountain dispensers are currently being tested in select restaurants in California, including 10 currently installed in the San Diego area, and Atlanta before an anticipated wider roll out in 2010.