Nestle has opened a new a production facility for powdered milk and a packaging unit for imported Mackintosh’s Quality Street chocolates in Dubai. The facility will also manufacture chocolates and wafers later this year.
Yves Manghardt, chairman and CEO of Nestle Middle East, comments, “The production capacity of the new facility will be more than 100,000 tonnes per year. We have made enough provision to expand our operations to meet growing market demands for the next few years.”
Nestle’s Middle East operations recorded a revenue of over $1.4 billion (€1bn) in 2009. The company has 17 factories and 37 offices in the region employing over 7,000 people.