Nestlé Plans New Factories In Latin America
Swiss multinational Nestlé is investing in new plants in Latin America as it seeks to strengthen its position in one of its major markets.
Speaking to Reuters, the regional director for the Americas, Laurent Freixe, said that the food company is working with government officials in four countries that are members of the Pacific Alliance - Chile, Mexico, Peru and Colombia - to create 2,900 jobs for young people in three years and teach workplace skills to those in search of employment.
Meanwhile, Nestlé is investing around R$ 20 million in the expansion of its Technology and Quality Center, which will start operating in November in Araras, located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
The initiative will enable the company to supply increasingly fresh and safe food, launch new products, and increase food analysis capacity by at least 20%.
In general, the products analysed in the centre are coffee, milk, cocoa, flour, grains such as soy and corn, and vegetables.
Brazil is the Swiss company's fourth largest global market and the Araras factory is one of 31 that Nestlé has in the Latin American country.
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