21 October 2013

Nestlé Opens New Maggie Factory in Russia

21 October 2013 - Nestlé has opened a new CHF 73 million Maggi factory in Russia. The facility, in Vyazniki in the region of Vladimir, is set to produce about 30,000 tonnes of Maggi products including seasonings, sauces, instant soups, bouillons and purees each year, which will be distributed across Russia and exported to other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. The company has also increased employment in the area by creating jobs for more than 600 people.

Nestlé has confirmed its long-term commitment to Russia and its consumers by continuing to invest in the development of its production capacities, and introducing advanced technologies in its food production,” said Laurent Freixe, Nestlé’s Head of Zone Europe at the opening ceremony in Vyazniki. “With this new factory, Nestlé is opening a new chapter for the Maggi business and is setting a new standard for technology in culinary production in Russia,” he added.

The new factory in Vyazniki is Nestlé’s 11th production facility in Russia. Aiming to meet the growing demand for Maggi products in the country, the first phase of operations at the site began with the filling and packing of Maggi culinary products in 2012.

Other Nestlé products manufactured in the country such as ice cream, coffee and confectionery have continued to deliver strong growth in Russia. The company also offers chocolate, infant cereals, and culinary product brands to its Russian consumers. To date, Nestlé has invested more than 1.5 billion US dollars (about CHF 1.3 billion) in its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Russia over the past 17 years.

Source: Nestlé