24 October 2013

Nestlé invests CHF 26 million in ice cream factory in Egypt

24 October 2013 - Nestlé has invested CHF 26 million (200 million Egyptian pounds) to extend its ice cream factory in Egypt, one of the company’s biggest ice cream markets in the world. The investment in new manufacturing lines will help meet growing demand for Nestlé and Dolce brands. Demand for ice cream has also enabled Nestlé to create an additional new 200 jobs with this year's investment.

Nestlé’s ice cream factory is located some 30km from Cairo, at 6th of October City. Ice creams produced there are distributed locally as well as being exported to north-east Africa – to countries including Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, and Tunisia. The factory also produces the super-premium Mövenpick products, exported to Malaysia. 

The investment at the ice cream factory also includes the introduction of some of the most advanced food production lines of any of Nestlé’s ice cream plants. Further significant investments are planned in the coming years to develop the factory’s mixing, processing, chocolate coating and cone filling equipment.

Nestlé began to make ice cream in Egypt in 1988, when it acquired the Cairo-based Industrie Du Froid company and its Kimo ice cream brand. Some seven years later, Nestlé acquired Dolce Co for Food Industries, based in 6th of October City. In 2001, it merged its ice cream manufacturing operations together. Today, Nestlé Egypt has three factories and seven distribution centres, and employs more than 3,000 people.

Source: Nestlé