Nestle opens milk powder facility in China

by Eric Schroeder
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VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — Continuing an investment strategy in China that began two decades ago, Nestle S.A. on Thursday inaugurated a new milk factory in Erguna, near Hulunbeir, in the Chinese inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Nestle now operates 21 factories in 18 different sites across China, employing approximately 13,000 people.

According to Nestle, the new milk powder facility is located in a natural grassland, which is expected to help the company deal with increasing consumer demand for its milk products. Nestle currently buys fresh milk from approximately 40,000 Chinese farmers.

"I am proud of this pioneering new investment that we have made in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and I want to express my gratitude to the authorities, both at the national and local level, for their continuous support and fruitful cooperation," said Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman and chief executive officer, Nestle.

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