Nestlé to open capsule production facility in Brazil

Nestlé is opening its first capsule production facility outside of Europe with a factory going up in Southeast Brazil in 2015. The company is investing US$71 million in the factory, which it says is evident of its confidence in rising coffee consumption in Brazil and across Latin America. “We have been continually investing in people, in technology and in innovation in Brazil over the years,” said Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO, in a statement. “The new Nescafé Dolce Gusto factory reflects our long-term commitment to Brazil and is evidence of our trust in a country where we have had successful operations for over 90 years.” According to Nestlé, Brazil is one of the fastest growing markets for coffee capsules with a growth of more than 45 per cent in 2013. Nestlé has been manufacturing in Brazil for more than three decades. It began selling Nescafé Dolce Gusto products there in 2009. In addition to supplying the domestic market, the factory in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais will also export to other Latin American countries. Bulcke marked the beginning of construction for the new factory at a ceremony held at the new site.

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