Nestlé launches state-of-the-art factory and beverage distribution centre in USA
Nestlé has launched its largest ready-to-drink aseptic products factory in Anderson, Indiana. The state-of-the-art factory and distribution centre gives Nestlé a unique platform to leverage its nutrition, health and wellness strategy and sets the standard for future Nestlé ready-to-drink factories worldwide. Present at today’s official launch were Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Anderson Mayor Kris Ockomon, Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke, and Nestlé USA Chairman and CEO Brad Alford.
The Anderson facility, at 880,000 sq. ft. (almost 82,000m2), covers an area the size of over 300 tennis courts and is dedicated to meet growing consumer demand of Nestlé Nesquik Ready-to-Drink and Nestlé Coffee-Mate Liquid products in the USA. It will become Nestlé’s centre for healthy beverages in the USA and allow the Company to create and develop new and innovative beverage products.
The Anderson factory has applied for LEED certification, which means that the facility meets a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It also has improved recyclability of resin packaging, a wastewater recovery system for reuse in cooling towers, and uses low-emission natural gas boilers.
Between August 2006 and June 2008, Nestlé invested USD 359 million to construct the factory and distribution centre, the Company’s largest single capital investment in its history. Last August, the company announced it will invest USD 170 million to expand the facility to more than 1 million sq. ft. (over 92,000m2) by 2011. In total, over 500 jobs will have been created in Anderson by 2011.
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