Russia: 30 Million Dollar Investment Nestlé Builds Infant Formula Plant in Russia
Nestlé has laid the foundation stone for its first infant formula plant in Russia. The investment of approx. $30,77 million is in line with the company’s strategy to increasingly focus capital spending on the high-growth food and beverage categories of coffee, petcare, infant nutrition and bottled water.
Vevey/Switzerland — The plant will be part of the existing Vologda site, where the company has been operating for 14 years. The factory in Vologda is a strategic plant for the company in Russia and CIS and is the only factory producing Nestlé infant formula in the Russia and Eurasia region.
In the past 20 years Nestlé Russia has invested about $ 2 billion dollars into the development of local production. The company owns eight factories in Russia. About 70 % of raw materials and 90 % of packaging are of local origin, which allows the company to produce locally more than 90 % of the goods sold at the regional market. According to the company, this contributes to a better satisfaction of consumer’s preferences and needs and helps them to adapt more effectively to the changing economic and trade environment.
The factory will be operational by 2019.