Giant coffee bean marks the start of Nespresso's third production centre

Shaun Weston1 May 2013

The giant coffee bean was conceived by Jérôme Berbier, an artist and designer from Fribourg.
The giant coffee bean was conceived by Jérôme Berbier, an artist and designer from Fribourg.

Nestlé Nespresso has marked the beginning of construction of its third production centre in Romont, Switzerland, before representatives of the canton of Fribourg and the commune.

The new facility builds on the company's presence in the country and its two existing production centres in Orbe and Avenches. It will be operational in the first half of 2015.

To mark the beginning of the construction works, Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso SA, unveiled a symbolic first stone: a giant coffee bean made of the aluminium from approximately 800 Nespresso capsules.

The artwork was conceived by Jérôme Berbier, an artist and designer from Fribourg.

"This site will allow us to meet the growing demand of consumers around the world for Nespresso coffees," said Patrice Bula, executive vice president of Nestlé, responsible for the strategic business units, marketing, sales and chairman of Nespresso. "It is a strategic, long-term investment that will allow us to support the future growth of Nespresso worldwide."