01 July 2015

Nestlé invests $120 mn in new facility in Dubai, UAE

Dubai – July 1, 2015 - Nestlé is investing USD 120 million in a new manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce coffee and culinary products and cater for rising demand throughout the Middle East. The new facility will be built on a 175,000 square meter plot and will provide employment for 400 people. The facility will start producing culinary products at the end of 2015, and coffee products in early 2016.

Yves Manghardt, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé Middle East, said: “The opening of this new facility in Dubai will strengthen our local manufacturing capabilities, giving us more flexibility to adapt our products to local consumer preferences and use local and regional raw materials”. 

Nestlé Middle East’s heritage goes back 80 years to 1934 when the first import operation was set up in Lebanon. Today, Nestlé Middle East owns and operates 18 factories and provides direct employment to more than 11,000 people and indirect employment to several thousand more.