Friday, August 14, 2020

Nespresso to expand Romont production centre to meet demand

Nespresso is investing CHF 160 million (£135m) investment to expand its Romont production centre in Switzerland to meet increasing consumer demand and support international development.

The construction of the second production hall is set to start in June 2021. It will result in an augmented capacity of 10 new production lines dedicated to producing Nespresso coffees for the Vertuo and Professional ranges.

The first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022.

“Despite the challenging times we have all been living in, this strategic long term investment reconfirms Nespresso’s continuous business success and leadership in the portioned coffee segment, which we pioneered back in 1986,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso.

“It also demonstrates our continued commitment to our Swiss roots and to the long term economic development of the region and the country, with which we share values of quality, innovation and expertise.”

Inaugurated in 2015, the Romont factory is the centre of excellence for the production of Nespresso’s Vertuo coffees now available in 21 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

Vertuo is a versatile system that makes freshly brewed coffee in 5 different cup sizes using the innovative Centrifusion technology that recognizes the bar code on the capsule and adjusts the amount of water, speed of extraction and temperature to deliver a perfect cup of coffee.

In the last two years, Nespresso strengthened its operations in Romont with the addition of 4 new production lines and the creation of 50 new jobs, while inaugurating a new Product Development Centre and a Coffee Campus in 2018, fostering coffee innovation and expertise.

Over the past 10 years Nestlé has invested, on average, CHF 300 million (£250m) every year in its infrastructures and operations in Switzerland. Strongly rooted in its home country, Nestlé has 11 production centers and 4 Research & Development sites located in Switzerland.

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