Nestlé opens child nutrition factory in Mexico

13 Oct 2016

Nestlé has opened a new, 600,000 square metre factory manufacturing child nutrition products in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, with an investment of US$245 million.

Nestlé opens child nutrition factory in Mexico

Nestlé has opened a new factory manufacturing child nutrition products in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, with an investment of US$245 million. The 600,000 square meters facility is expected to create an annual economic income of 1,600 million pesos and will create 250 new direct jobs and 1,250 indirect jobs. Additional 8,000 temporary jobs have been created during its construction. The factory bears the name ‘Nantli´ which means mother in Nahuatl.

”The opening of Nestlé Nantli is a major global milestone for our company. It uses the most advanced technology for manufacturing the highest quality child nutrition products, such as NAN, Good Care, Good Start, Nidal and Nestogeno. The factory also gives a boost to local economy by purchasing 560 million liters of fresh milk and 365 million liters of whey per year from 400 milk manufacturers from the region“, said Heiko Schipper, Global CEO of Nestlé Nutrition.

Further to supplying Mexico, around 40% of production will be exported to Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions around the world. The new plant will triple the current production capacity in Mexico.

“Celebrating 150 years of the Company around the world, and our 86 years in Mexico, we are very pleased to open Nestlé Nantli, specialized in child nutrition” said Laurent Freixe, Nestlé Head of Zone Americas. “US$245 million is the biggest investment made by Nestlé in Mexico in a single infrastructure project, which represents our commitment to the country, its people and to our consumers.”

The factory is also built using environment-friendly technologies. 85% of the electricity will be wind powered and solar energy, as well as energy recovery technologies to take the most advantage of heat and water used in the factory. Also, 100% of residual water will be treated.