Coca-Cola partners with Vodafone Idea & eBest IoT to introduce Connected Coolers


A smart and efficient fleet of Connected Coolers powered by Internet of Things (IoT) provides valuable insight into consumer behavior


Connected Coolers will be on display at the Vodafone Idea stall at IMC2018 in Aerocity, New Delhi from 25-27th Oct’18



Coca-Cola India, one of the country’s leading beverage companies, has collaborated with Vodafone Idea Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Limited, the largest telecommunications service provider in India and eBest IoT, to introduce state-of-the-art Connected Coolers across the country. The IoT enabled fleet of Connected Coolers will enable Coca-Cola to understand consumer behavior and use the insights to enhance consumer experience.



The Partnership

Under the partnership, Connected Coolers will be powered by Vodafone SuperIoT – an industry-first solution that enables end-to-end management of device, application, connectivity, service platform, support and security. The technology will also equip Coca-Cola’s partners to manage inventory, sales tracking, monitor usage pattern and track locations, thus enabling them to increase sales and enhance customer experience.



Sanjay Rawal, Chief Information Officer for Coca-Cola India and South-West Asia

Commenting on the collaboration, Sanjay Rawal, Chief Information Officer for Coca-Cola India and South-West Asia said that Coca-Cola’s portfolio is expanding, and are harnessing the power of technology to get consumer insights which can help us engage better with our consumers and provide choices tailored to their location and behavior. The connected cooler is the next milestone in our journey towards digitizing the marketplace and establishing a connected environment with consumers. Delighted to have partners like Vodafone Idea Business Services and eBest IoT.


To ensure that customers get the best taste, this IoT solution has turned static cabinets into intelligent assets through a sensor that detects temperature, humidity and door closing/opening and helps maintain the quality of the bottle of Coke delivered to the customer.


Nick Gliddon, Chief Enterprise Business Offer, Vodafone Idea Business Services

Announcing the partnership with Coca-Cola India, Nick Gliddon, Chief Enterprise Business Offer, Vodafone Idea Business Services said, that Vodafone Idea Limited is extremely pleased to partner with a global leader like Coca-Cola India to bring the benefits of Internet of Things closer to the consumers. As organisations embark on their digital journey, collaborations like this will enable them to harness the power of IoT, driving innovation and growth. I am confident that the introduction of Connected Coolers is the beginning of Coca-Cola’s journey in building a digital ecosystem for deepening their engagement with the Indian consumers.

Karan Bakshi, Chief Executive Officer at ebest IoT

Karan Bakshi, Chief Executive Officer at ebest IoT said that they are extremely happy to partner with Coca-Cola India for  Connected Retail Solution. Confident that our solution will provide relevant insights to Coca-Cola and help them realize better ROI on their Cooling assets

The pilot for the Connected Coolers has been successfully completed and they will be introduced in phased manner across the country.


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