Nestlé sets up new capsule production line

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 08:47

Inauguration of a NESCAFE Dolce Gusto capsules production line at Nestle’s factory at the Amata Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province on Wednesday. — VNS Photo

A new production line to produce NESCAFE Dolce Gusto capsules for the Vietnamese market and exports went on line on Wednesday at Nestle’s plant in the Amata Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ganesan Ampalavanar, managing director of Nestle Vietnam, said the production line uses raw materials made from high-quality Vietnamese coffee beans.

Nestle is the leading coffee buyer in Viet Nam, accounting for 20-25 per cent of the country’s coffee output.

The new production line is expected to process 2,500 tons of coffee a year (equivalent to 130 million capsules) now and more in future.

Approximately 90 per cent of the output will be exported to other markets in Asia including Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia.

Ampalavanar said: "The new NESCAFE Dolce Gusto production line will help make great coffee widely accessible to Vietnamese consumers and to 13 export markets."

Le Van Doanh, deputy head of the Dong Nai Industrial Zone Authority, said Nestle was one of the first investors in the province, and has made great contributions to creating jobs as well as the local socio-economic development.

At the opening ceremony province authorities presented a certificate of merit to the company for its contributions in the past years.

In Viet Nam the Swiss company has six factories with more than 2,500 employees and has invested US$527 million. — VNS

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