To Press Releases listAug 7, 2012
Nestlé reaffirms its commitment to Angola with a new USD 16 million facility in Luanda (Approximately 1600 milhões de Kwanzas)
Nestlé Angola Ltd, a subsidiary of Nestlé SA, today officially inaugurated the new factory premises of TOFA PRODUTOS ALIMENTARES E DE CONFEITARIA LIMITADA, first Nestlé factory in Angola. The inauguration took place in presence of the Minister of Mines and Geology, Mr. Joaquim David, the Swiss Ambassador, Mr Giancarlo Fenini, and representatives from Estado Angolano and Star Motors, partners in this venture.
Paul Bulcke, the Nestlé Group’s Chief Executive Officer, who attended the inauguration said, “Nestlé has been present in Africa for many generations, bringing value to society at large by offering nutritious products, creating local employment, sourcing locally and helping in the development of the communities. By opening our new facility in Angola we will be closer to our Angolan consumers and can better adapt the products to their needs and preferences.”
The factory includes a warehouse, workshops, production and common areas. In a first instance, NIDO milk powder will be processed and at a later stage, beverages such as NESCAFÉ will be produced.
Speaking at the inauguration Wilbart de Wit, Country Manager of Nestlé in Angola elaborated, “Nestlé operations in Angola will reflect in the creation of 50 employments by the end of the first year of operations. This facility will help us encourage use of local talent, adding value for consumers, society and Nestlé.”
He further added: “With this capital investment, we will be able to meet the fast rising demand for Nestlé products in Angola. We will also have the flexibility to adapt our products based on the micro-nutrient deficiencies prevailing in the country. In the future we will be looking at exporting to nearby countries”
Elaborating on Nestlé’s presence in Angola, Mr Bulcke said, “Angola is important for Nestlé, as it is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with an increasing middle class. Nestlé sees a lot of opportunity to be part of the growth journey of Angola. We offer high-quality food products that provide nutritional value at an affordable cost and appropriate format.”
Nestlé’s has a long history in Angola dating back to 1955 when its first products were sold. In 1972, Nestlé Produtos Alimentares SARL was established and in 2006 Nestlé Angola Limited was incorporated. Nestlé Angola has steadily increased its product portfolio in the country launching NESTUM and MAGGI cubes this year.
Nestlé Angola currently, sells products such as NIDO®(Leading Brand), MOÇA ®, CERELAC®, NESTUM®, NAN®, NESCAFE®, NESQUIK®, RICOFFY®, MAGGI®, BONO®and CPW cereals (CHOCAPIC®, ESTRELITAS®, NESQUIK®)