Nespresso has announced that it will invest CHF 160 million ($170 million) into its Romont production centre in Switzerland to meet growing consumer demand for its coffees worldwide.
The expansion will include a second production hall with ten new production lines dedicated to producing Nespresso coffees for the Vertuo and Professional ranges.
Nespresso says the expansion will also support international development in the coming years and will create 300 new jobs over the next ten years.
Inaugurated in 2015, the Romont factory is the primary production location for the brand’s Nespresso Vertuo machine and capsules which are distributed worldwide.
In the last two years, Nespresso has strengthened its operations in Romont by adding four new production lines and creating 50 new jobs. It follows the brand’s announcement in 2018 of a CHF 43 million ($43.2 million) investment into the factory to add two new production lines, as well as inaugurate a new coffee innovation centre.
While investing in its operations, Nespresso continues to highlight its commitment to sustainability. Its new production hall will be built on the same LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles that guided its construction in 2015.
“Despite the challenging times we have all been living in, this strategic long-term investment reconfirms Nespresso’s continuous business success and leadership in the portioned coffee segment, which we pioneered back in 1986,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso.
He continued: “It also demonstrates our continued commitment to our Swiss roots and to the long-term economic development of the region and the country, with which we share values of quality, innovation and expertise.”
Jean Denis Cornu, vice-syndic for Romont, added: “Good news for our municipality as we see the objectives Nespresso gave us at the beginning of the project being achieved. Romont will be able to position itself as a city of international influence and excellence.”
Construction is set to begin in June 2021, with the first new production lines expected to be fully operational by June 2022.
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