Nestlé has inaugurated two new production sites in South Africa as part of its continued commitment to accelerating the growth of its business in the region.
They will enable the company to manufactureMilo and Cheerios breakfast cereals and Magginoodles for the first time in South Africa, sourcing the majority of ingredients and packaging materials from local farmers and suppliers.
The investment has created more than 130 permanent jobs. It also created 300 indirect jobs during the sites’ construction phase.
Nestlé announced in February 2011 it would invest about 400 million South African Rand in the production sites to meet the growing demand for its products.
The sites are located next to the company’s existing coffee creamer factory in the town of Babelegi in Gauteng province.
Nestlé is investing a further 47 million South African Rand (about CHF 5 million) to expand the coffee creamer factory, as well as 37 million Rand (more than CHF 4 million) to build a new distribution centre nearby.