Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2020

Nestlé Nespresso to expand Romont production center with $170m investment

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Nestlé Nespresso (Nespresso) will invest CHF160 million ($170.28 million) to expand its Romont production center in Switzerland to address the growing consumer demand for its premium coffees and support global development in the coming years.

In this regard, the coffee company will start construction of a second production hall in June 2021 which will add 10 new production lines, which will be exclusively used for producing Nespresso coffees for the Vertuo and Professional ranges.

The investment will generate 300 new direct jobs in the coming 10 years while boosting third party employment and local and regional business development.

Nespresso expects the first new production lines to be fully operational by June 2022.

Nespresso Romont production center in Switzerland

Nespresso Romont production center in Switzerland. Photo courtesy of Nespresso.

Guillaume Le Cunff – CEO of Nespresso said: “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.

“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 coffee factory is the center of excellence for the production of Nespresso’s Vertuo coffees, which are now sold across 21 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. Vertuo makes freshly brewed coffee in five different cup sizes using the Centrifusion technology that identifies the bar code on the capsule and adjusts the quantity of water, extraction speed, and temperature to produce a perfect cup of coffee.

In the last couple of years, Nespresso added four new production lines at the Romont coffee factory, while creating 50 new jobs. Besides, the coffee company inaugurated a new product development center and a coffee campus to foster coffee innovation and expertise.

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