Nestle has announced the opening of a new infant formula plant in Jalisco, Mexico at a cost of $245 million.
Described as Nestlé’s largest investment in the child nutrition category worldwide in the last 10 years, the new plant, named Nantli, will have a footprint of 600,000 square metres and will triple the firm’s current capacity for manufacturing child nutrition products in Mexico, Nestle said.
Nestle Nutrition global CEO Heiko Schipper said: “The opening of Nestlé Nantli is a major global milestone for our company. It uses the most advanced technology for manufacturing the highest quality child nutrition products, such as NAN, Good Care, Good Start, Nidal and Nestogeno. The factory also gives a boost to local economy by purchasing 560 million liters of fresh milk and 365 million liters of whey per year from 400 milk manufacturers from the region”.
Further to supplying Mexico, around 40% of production will be exported to Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions around the world, Nestle added.