The factory will lead to the creation of around 450 new jobs and comes after two years of construction and a cost of €220m.
The new factory will supply Germany, the largest market for Nescafé Dolce Gusto, as well as the Scandinavian and Eastern European markets, with the brand’s capsules for hot and cold coffee- and tea-based drinks.
The Schwerin factory furthers Nestlé’s youth employment initiative to create 20,000 opportunities for young people in Europe by 2016 to address the European youth unemployment crisis.
By the end of 2015, Nestlé Germany alone hopes to create over 1,000 jobs and 1,300 traineeships for young people.
“We firmly believe that growth in Europe is possible,” said Nestlé CEO Europe, Laurent Freixe. “That’s why we invest continuously in the European market and in convincing innovations such as Nescafé Dolce Gusto, in modern technologies and highly qualified staff.”
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