Published on : Oct 26, 2015
Nestle has invested a total of US$ 88 million or CHF 87 million in a new beverages factory and a noodle line in Malaysia. Both the additions are located in the city of Shah Alam, Nestle’s biggest manufacturing site in the nation. This city employs nearly half of the entire workforce in Malaysia.
The new beverages factory is the eight of its kind belonging to Nestle in Malaysia. Costing US$ 67 million or CHF 66 million, the factory will produce ready to drink products such as Nescafe, Milo, and Nestle Omega Plus, which has been witnessing strong demand in the recent past.
Nestle has also invested almost US$ 22 million or CHF 21 million in a high capacity noodle line that will produce Maggi Curry Noodles – a hot favorite among consumers in Malaysia. The country sees a sale of around 1.7 million packs of Maggi noodles per day.
Managing director of Nestle Malaysia Alois Hofbauer said that Maggi Noodles are immensely popular in the country and more than 600 million packs are sold in Malaysia on an annual basis. This amounts to a single packet for every individual in Southeast Asia. The new noodles line will help in keeping up with the rising demand for Maggi Curry Noodles, Alois Hofbauer added.
Incorporating advanced technology designed for end to end automation, the new noodle manufacturing line boasts of reduced water consumption and doubled productivity. The Batu Tiga Maggi Noodles Factory is the largest noodle factory in Singapore and Malaysia.
Over the past two years, Nestle has put in more than US$ 139 million or over CHF 137 million as part of its strategy to strengthen and further long term growth in Malaysia.