VIETNAM – Nestle Vietnam, part of the Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate, Nestle, has announced an additional investment of US$100 million to double the processing capacity of high-quality coffee lines at the Nestle Trị An factory in the southern province of Dong Nai.  

This additional investment brings the total investment capital at the Tri An factory to over US$500 million. 

Binu Jacob, General Director of Nestle Vietnam, emphasized the long-term commitment of Nestlé to investing in Vietnam, stating, “The project is a testament to Nestle’s long-term investment commitment in Viet Nam.  

It is expected that when the project comes into operation, the factory’s capacity will be double, meeting the domestic market’s consumer demand and effectively exploiting the export potential, making Việt Nam a supply centre for high-quality coffee to the world.” 

This additional investment aims to address the increasing demand for coffee, securing Vietnam’s position as a key player in high-quality coffee production and supply for both domestic and global markets.  

Currently, products from the Nestle Trị An factory are exported to more than 29 countries and territories worldwide, and Nestle stands as the largest coffee purchasing company, annually acquiring up to US$700 million worth of coffee from Vietnam. 

Sustainable coffee production is a crucial aspect for Nestle in Vietnam, with the Trị An factory leading the way in adopting clean energy, biomass energy, and circular economy practices.  

Binu Jacob highlighted their commitment to environmental responsibility, stating, “With a sustainable business strategy, Nestle Vietnam not only creates nutritional products, improves the quality of life of Vietnamese people, increases the value of the country’s coffee beans, but also aims to protect and regenerate resources for future generations.” 

The Trị An factory’s initiatives in sustainable development include reducing CO2 emissions by over 14,000 tonnes annually through the use of clean energy and reusing coffee grounds as biomass raw materials.  

Wastewater from the coffee production process is treated, recycled, and reused in the boiler, saving more than 112,000 cu.m of water each year. 

Since 2011, Nestle has been actively involved in the NESCAFE Plan program in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, contributing positively to the sustainable development of the Vietnamese coffee industry.  

Binu Jacob highlighted Nestle’s holistic approach, stating, “The programme has also brought positive solutions to sustainably develop the Vietnamese coffee industry from distributing high-quality seedlings, farming according to regenerative agriculture, protecting water resources and biodiversity.” 

Nestle Group has invested nearly US$830 million through Nestle Vietnam Co Ltd with four factories and two distribution centres. 

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