The Italian division of consumer goods giant Nestle has announced an investment of €5o million ($60 million) to modernise production facilities at its Buitoni pizza plant in Benevento, Italy.
Nestle said the investment would see the installation of three new production lines using the latest technology, as well as temperature-controlled warehousing and a new linear layout. The developments will lead to the creation of around 150 new jobs and a production capacity of 350 pizzas per minute, the company added.
Commenting on the deal, Leo Wencel, market head Nestle Italy, said: “Pizza was born here in Campania and our ambition is to establish a centre of excellence in the production of frozen pizza, to bring the best of Benevento to Europe and further afield. Nestle has a firm belief in Italy and a plan to promote the ‘made in Italy’ concept. We are proud of investing more than €200 million in Italy over the past three years, and the Buitoni plant is integral to our plans”.