Australia: Plant Engineering Nestlé Australia to Invest 65 Million Dollars for Expanding Blayney Factory
Nestlé Australia’s upgrade includes expanding its Blayney factory’s existing production areas and installation of new equipment which is expected to increase production capacity as well as export growth. With this mega investment, the total amount invested in the site amounts to 144 million dollars in the past 10 years.
Australia – Nestlé Australia has announced a 65 million dollar (90 million AUD) upgrade to its Blayney site, which manufactures Nestlé Purina Pet Care pet food. The announcement brings the total investment to the site to almost 144 million dollars (200 million AUD) in the past 10 years.
The upgrade will extend existing production areas and include installation of new equipment, allowing for increased production capacity and export growth. Announcing the upgrade, Nestlé Blayney Factory Manager, Andrew Devlin said the investment was a reflection of Nestlé’s commitment to supporting local manufacturing.
“Nestle is committed to investing in continuous improvement of the Blayney site, and this investment also signals the continuous support for the broader Blayney community.
“The upgrade is estimated to take about 18 months, during which we estimate there will be 100 construction, installation and commissioning jobs here on site, with an estimated 7 million dollar (10 million AUD) of civil works planned.
“When it’s completed, we will see an increase in the use of local ingredients as we ramp up production.” Currently, more than 80 per cent of raw materials used at the Blayney factory are sourced locally, including meat and grains.
Devlin continued, “Increased production capacity will also help us to boost our local and export volumes. More than 32 million dollar (45 million AUD) of pet food left Blayney for export last year, including to Japan, New Zealand and Thailand.”