Nestlé Spain has announced plans to boost production of Nescafé soluble coffee at its factory in Girona by 30 per cent with a US$110 million investment on a new energy efficient line. The Girona site is seeking an energy saving of 40 per cent and water saving of 33 per cent per kilogram of coffee. The company said the investment would be ongoing over the next two years, with annual production capacity expected to reach 30,000 tonnes by 2017. All additional coffee produced will be exported, primarily to other European countries. Between 2007 and 2014 Nestlé invested US$256 million at the Girona site, which began manufacturing Nescafé capsules, in addition to soluble coffee, in 2009. The Girona factory was built in 1968 and is the largest Nescafé factory in Europe, employing more than 650 people.