Coca-Cola Canada on Wednesday announces its newest distribution centre is in Windsor.

The centre currently employs 15 people. Coke said it will hire another three. The 15 jobs were transferred from other distribution centres.

The company said in a statement that the new distribution centre will allow it to better serve customers in Windsor and Essex County.

The distribution centre will operate five days a week, serving more than 1,000 customers.

“Coca-Cola is pleased to be creating jobs and investment in Windsor at our new distribution centre,” Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada president John Guarino said in a media release. "We are looking forward to continuing to support the Windsor community in the years ahead.”

Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis called it "another positive sign for the Windsor economy."

“I want to thank Coca-Cola for not only the value they put on their relationship with their local customers," Francis said in a media release.

Coke actually began operating the Windsor distribution centre in February but made the public announcement Wednesday.

Coca-Cola Canada signed a 10-year lease for the facility located in the Rhodes Drive area off Central Avenue.