Nestlé launches CREMORA manufacturing factory in Potchefstroom
Nestlé ZAR launched its new CREMORA manufacturing factory on 2 February 2012 at Potchefstroom. The launch follows Nestlé South Africa’s recent R106 million acquisition and upgrade of Potchefstroom based Specialised Protein Products (SPP), which also included the absorption of up to 120 employees.
This acquisition is expected to increase the production capacity of its coffee creamer and offers Nestlé an opportunity to develop good quality and affordable products.
The investment is aligned to Nestlé’s ambition of being a good corporate citizen, a preferred employer while offering consumers quality, nutritious and affordable products. To ensure a safe and productive working environment for all Nestlé employees at the factory, the company has upgraded equipment and installed state of the art safety systems in line with Nestlé’s high safety standards.
Nestlé has been in South Africa for close to 100 years. Currently, the company employs about 4000 employees and it has a Level 4 BEE score. Nestlé Potchefstroom is the company’s 10th manufacturing facility in South Africa and it is supported by three distribution centres.
“We are proud to launch Nestlé Potchefstroom today as this further demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to foreign direct investment. This launch speaks to the company’s need for increased local manufacturing in order to respond to increased demands of Nestlé non-dairy creamers. It is also in line with our long-term commitment to business sustainability and economic development in South Africa and the rest of the African continent,” said Sullivan O’Carroll, Chairperson and Managing Director of Nestlé South Africa.