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Due to increase in consumer demand, Nespresso has begun the expansion of its production center in Romont, Switzerland. The expansion will also create 300 new jobs by 2030.

  • The second production hall will help to double the production capacity with 10 new lines dedicated to Nespresso Vertuo and Professional coffee ranges.
    • The first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022.
  • The new structure will help meet increasing consumer demand for Nespresso’s high-quality premium coffees and support international development in the coming years.

The prominent investments and deals by Nestlé are featured below:

May 2021: To expand beverage portfolio, Nestlé broke ground on the construction of a new factory in Batang, Indonesia. The company will invest around $220 million for new Bandaraya factory, located at Batang Industrial Park and it will create more than 200 new jobs in Central Java province, Indonesia.

April 2021: In order to strengthen health and nutrition portfolio, Nestlé and KKR have entered into an agreement in which Nestlé will acquire core brands of The Bountiful Company for USD 5.75 billion. The deal includes the high-growth brands Nature’s Bounty, Solgar, Osteo Bi-Flex and Puritan’s Pride.

April 2021: Due to high demand of plant-based foods in ASEAN region, Nestlé Malaysia launched its pioneering Plant-Based Meal Solutions manufacturing facility in Selangor. Nestlé Malaysia has invested approximately USD 36 million in this plant based meal facility.

March 2021: In order to meet consumer demand, Nespresso invests $125mn to expand its Avenches Production Center in Switzerland. The expansion will boost production of premium coffees for worldwide customers.

March 2021: To expand in premium water business, Nestlé USA announced that it had acquired Bothell, Washington based Essentia Water. Essentia is the leading alkaline water brand and the No. 1 selling bottled water brand in the natural channel.

Feb 2021: In order to expand consumer offerings Nestlé agreed to acquire UK based recipe kit company SimplyCook. The acquisition will bolster Nestle’s food and direct-to-consumer offerings in the UK and Ireland.

Feb 2021: Nestlé S.A. in partnership with Metropoulos & Co, announced to sell its regional spring water brands, purified water business and beverage delivery service in the U.S. and Canada to One Rock Capital Partners for approximately USD 4.3 billion.

Dec 2020: To expand frozen food’s business Nestlé announced to invest more than $100 million to expand the company’s production facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the USA. The expansions include a new line to produce Hot Pockets® brand sandwiches.

Dec 2020: To expand renewable energy assets Nestlé announced to invest in Taygete I, a 2,000-acre solar project owned and developed by 7X Energy in Pecos County, Texas, the USA. The company will purchase 100% of the renewable electricity attributes generated by the project’s energy production, estimated to be 750,000 megawatt hours per year for 15 years.

Nov 2020: Nestlé agreed to sell its Yinlu peanut milk and canned rice porridge businesses in China to Food Wise Co., Ltd. As per agreement Nestlé will retain its ready-to-drink (RTD) Nescafé coffee business and distribute the products across most of the Greater China Region.

Nov 2020: Nestlé announced to acquire a majority stake in the healthy recipe box and prepared frozen meals company, Mindful Chef. The deal strengthen Nestlé’s market presence in food and direct-to-consumer offerings in the UK and Ireland

Sep 2020: Nestlé Professional had signed a long-term contract with Dawn Foods for co-branding in the EMENA Region (Europe, Middle East & North Africa).

Sep 2020: To boost organic farming in China, the global sustainable food company Nestle announced that its subsidiary Nestlé China plans to invest $57 million for sustainable agriculture in the country.

Aug 2020: The luxury coffee maker Nespresso an operating unit of Nestle Group had announced investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s coffee business. The Reviving Origins program aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under threat, bringing back to life some of the rarest fine coffees.

July 2020: Nestlé announced that it partnered with the Ministry of Water and Forests of Côte d’Ivoire to protect and restore the Cavally forest reserve and enhance the resilience of local communities.

July 2020: Nestlé Group’s operating unit Nespresso had announced an investment of $170 million to expand its Romont production center in Switzerland. The fresh funding helps to meet increasing consumer demand for its high-quality premium coffees.

May 2020: Nestlé announced donation of ventilators to Côte d’Ivoire in fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Ivorian Government had taken series of preventive measures to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. The donation included two ventilators, complementing the 18 ordered by the government in addition to the four already available in this West African country of 25 million inhabitants.

May 2020: Nestlé announced a series of investments totalling USD 103 million that will further strengthen its footprint in China and continue to enhance its product portfolio with innovative and premium products.

February 2020: Nestlé announced that its subsidiary Nestlé Mexico plans to invest US$700 million in building a new coffee processing plant in Veracruz and modernising 16 sites in Mexico. The fresh investment will generate 400 direct and 4000 indirect jobs in the country.

About Nestlé
Nestlé is the world’s largest, most diversified food and beverages company. Established over 150 years ago, Nestlé employs more than 300,000 worldwide. Nestlé is dedicated to advancing nutrition, health, and wellness in a way that is sustainable and responsible and the company is a leader in many of the fastest growing food and beverages categories including coffee, petcare, bottled water and infant formula. Nestlé has some of the world’s most recognisable brands, with household names like Nescafé, global icons like Perrier and local favourites like NaturNes and Milo.

Nestlé’s strengths include global reach, an attractive product portfolio, powerful brands, industry-leading R&D and talented workforce.
Nestlé has added substantial shareholder value with dividends increasing in each of the past 24 years and is on path of achieving mid single-digit organic growth by 2020.

Global Presence
Nestlé has a global footprint with products sold in 190 countries. Nestlé focuses on expanding its presence in high-growth regions. Emerging markets represent more than 40% of sales. In most of the emerging markets, Nestlé has been present for many decades and our brands enjoy a high level of trust and are rightly viewed as local.

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