Nestlé is investing USD 120 million in a new manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce coffee and culinary products and cater for rising demand throughout the Middle East. The new facility will be built on a 175,000 square meter plot and will provide employment for 400 people.
Nestlé is building the new factory to provide fresher products for consumers in the Middle East and better cater for local tastes. Yves Manghardt, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé Middle East, said: “The opening of this new facility in Dubai will strengthen our local manufacturing capabilities, giving us more flexibility to adapt our products to local consumer preferences and use local and regional raw materials”.
The new Dubai factory will create synergies in warehousing and logistics that will allow Nestlé to better serve the Middle Eastern region as a whole. The facility will start producing culinary products at the end of 2015, and coffee products in early 2016.
About Nestlé Middle East
Nestlé Middle East’s heritage goes back 80 years to 1934 when the first import operation was set up in Lebanon. Today, Nestlé Middle East owns and operates 18 factories and provides direct employment to more than 11,000 people and indirect employment to several thousand more.
The Nestlé portfolio in the region currently exceeds 60 innovative product brands in a wide range of categories: dairy products and infant nutrition, bottled water, chocolate and confectionery, coffee creamers, breakfast cereals, and culinary products, among others. Nestlé Nido, Nestlé NAN, S-26, Progress, Maggi, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Coffeemate, Nestlé Cerelac, Nestlé Pure Life, Nespresso and Nestlé Fitness are just some of the brands available in the Middle East.
For further information, contact:
Lynn Alkhatib – Media Relations Manager, Nestlé Middle East