Coca-Cola HBC will close its factory in the Eastern Romanian city of Iasi and move production to the Republic of Moldova following a consolidation of its bottling operations, a company press release says. All production activities at the mineral water bottling facility in Floreni, Romania, will also be transfered to the factory in Poiana Negri.

Mugurel Radulescu, PR manager at Coca-Cola HBC, told on Thursday that the Floreni factory will be kept for use in case of peak demand.

Sales, financial, marketing and human resources operations will continue activity in Iasi.

Coca-Cola HBC thus consolidates its bottling operations in Romania in Ploiesti, Timisoara and Poiana Negri.

The 75 employees affected by the moves will be offered vacant positions available within the company.