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Nestle to Invest $43M in Coffee Plant Capacity Upgrade

November 21, 2018
Image courtesy of Nestle
Image courtesy of Nestle

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle revealed plans Wednesday to invest CHF 43 million (about $43.2 million) to add two new production lines to its Romont, Switzerland Nespresso plant. 

Generating about 33 new jobs, the expansion is in support of Nestlé’s Vertuo versatile coffee system. The company also recently inaugurated a new innovation center that includes a product development center and Coffee Campus to help foster innovation and expertise in the coffee market. 

“The inauguration of the state-of-the-art innovation center and continued expansion of our production capacity demonstrate our confidence in the future and a growing bond between Nespresso, Romont, and the Fribourg region,” said Patrice Bula, executive vice president, head of strategic business units, and president of Nespresso, in a company press release.  

Nestle’s product development center will work on developing new technologies for the Nespresso and Grand Cru brands. The site features a small-scale production plant to enable the firm to develop and test new coffee-related products. Training in coffee expertise will be available at the Coffee Campus. 

“Innovation has always been at the heart of Nespresso. The new facilities will play a central role in our ability to offer consumers the latest developments in sustainable, high quality coffees and personalized customer care,” said Jean-Marc Duvoisin, Nespresso’s chief executive officer, in a statement. 

The Romont site opened in 2015.

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