ARGENTINA – Nestle Argentina has inaugurated a new liquid milk production line at its factory located in Villa Nueva, Córdoba province after making investment worth US$11.96 million (CHF 12 million).
The new line will enable Nestle start production of liquid milk in added value segments in the Argentinian market.
The investment includes a new sterilization plant, state-of-the-art technology, an adaptation for packing line, the renovation of existing boilers and the cold system for the whole plant and a modern and automated deposit.
The new production line produces 10 million liters per year of value-added liquid products with UHT (ultra-high temperature) technology, a heat treatment that produces sterilized milk.
According to Nestle, the investment will enable it to expand in the country’s dairy sector as well as increase its capacity in milk production.
“For 89 years we have been present in Argentina, leading the milk powder market and that encourages us to continue investing on the development of our brands.
Today we are announcing our entry into the liquids market, with added-value products to bring news to our consumers, boost business growth, promote exports and be pioneers on new projects, such as organic milk and A2 milk.
Nestlé has the strength to connect the demand of consumers from different parts of the world with the supply of countries like ours,” said Gian Carlo Aubry, CEO and President of Nestlé Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Nestle, which is the world’s leading food and beverage company already has a strong footprint in the Argentinian dairy market, producing liquid versions of value-added products with brands such as Nesquik, Nido and NAN.
The project is part of the company’s US$126.6 million (CHF 127 million) investment plan in Argentina for the past four years.
In addition to having a strong export capacity, the Villa Nueva factory becomes the third Nestle plant in the world to produce infant formulas with the UHT format.
Doing business sustainably
Nestle has signed an agreement to source 100% of the electric power used in its operations from renewable sources by 2020 in line with the company’s commitment to preserve natural resources for future generations.
The commitment will involve both Villa Nueva and its other five factories and for its headquarters in Argentina.
Nestle said this accelerates its ambition to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future for individuals and families, communities and the planet.
Nestle has been operating in Argentina for 89 years and has six factories located in different regions of the country, employing more than 2,000 people.