Nestlé USA plans to invest $675 million (€612.8 million) in a new beverage facility in Glendale, Arizona, to boost manufacturing capabilities to meet increased consumer demand.
Daniel Jhung, president of beverage, Nestlé USA, said, "This investment illustrates our continued commitment to leading and growing categories where we play, providing consumers with a variety of high-quality, innovative products to meet their needs.”
"We appreciate the partnership from state and local officials and look forward to contributing to the local economy and Glendale community for many years to come, including through the creation of over 350 jobs."
Glendale Production Plant
The factory will produce creamers for Nestlé's portfolio, including Coffee mate, Coffee mate natural bliss, and Starbucks brands.
It will be equipped to manufacture additional beverages in the future.
The location of the plant in Arizona will help Nestlé reduce transport timelines and emissions.
Arizona governor Doug Ducey, said, "Manufacturing in our state is surging and Nestlé's decision adds to this momentum, as well as bringing diversification to this fast-growing sector of our economy."
Over the past two years, Nestlé has invested nearly $3 billion (€2.7 billion) in the US to enhance its manufacturing footprint and in-house capabilities.
The new facility in Glendale is scheduled to open in 2024, creating more than 350 jobs.
Nestlé operates a network of 14 food and beverage factories across the US.
'Long-Term Positive Impact'
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, stated, "Their [Nestlé’s] commitment to long-term positive impact aligns directly with the city's vision and we look forward to having them join our community. The significant impact of their financial investment and the jobs created will be seen for years to come."
The facility will focus on sustainability and include a water recycling process to reduce water usage, zero waste to landfill and fully recyclable product packaging made from food-safe recycled plastic.
The factory aims to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2025.
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