23 May 2013

Nestlé Expands R&D Centre in Singapore

22 May 2013 - Nestlé has opened a new extension to its research and development centre in Singapore that will allow greater focus on its fastest-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Nestlé has invested almost CHF 4 million (5.5 million Singapore dollars) in the extension, which will create 20 new jobs in 2013. 

The centre, which employs about 100 experts from 17 countries specialised in fields including mechanical engineering, analytical chemistry, microbiology and sensory science, will take the global lead for the company’s innovations in Nescafé coffee mixes and Milo powdered beverages. 

“With this investment, our research and development centre in Singapore becomes our leading global R&D centre for Nescafé Coffee Mixes and Milo,” said Johannes Baensch, Nestlé’s Global Head of Research and Development, at the opening ceremony. 

Nestlé established its R&D centre in Singapore in 1980. It was the company’s first R&D centre in Asia. The centre has gained deep expertise in South and Southeast Asian cuisine and cooking techniques through extensive consumer research over the past 30 years. Today, it is a global and regional training centre for Nestlé’s food scientists and engineers. 

Nestlé Singapore (Pte) Ltd, established in 1912, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé SA, headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestlé’s range of products in Singapore include Nescafé , Milo , Maggi, Nespray,Nestlé Omega Plus, Yang Sheng Le, Kit Kat,Koko Krunch, Honey Stars, Purina, Friskies, and dozens of other trusted brands that are household names and market leaders in their product categories. 

Today, the company employs more than 1300 people in Singapore. It operates one major factory, in Jurong, home to the company’s largest malt extract manufacturing plant in the world. It also has a world-class infant formula manufacturing plant in Tuas. 

Source: Nestlé