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Key dates in Nestlé Central and West Africa| Nestlé

Nestlé begins trading and distributing its products in Ghana before expanding to other countries in the region
Abidjan Zone 4 factory in Côte d’Ivoire starts operations
Tema factory in Ghana starts operations
Abidjan Yopougon factory in Côte d’Ivoire starts operations
Dakar factory in Senegal starts operations
Douala factory in Cameroon starts operations, Agbara factory in Nigeria starts operations
Launch of Golden Morn family breakfast cereals in Nigeria
2005 - Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd. is incorporated Ghana
The Grains Quality Improvement Project (GQIP) is implemented in Ghana and Nigeria
Launch of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in Côte d’Ivoire
Inauguration of the new Nestlé Research & Development (R&D) Centre in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Cerelac plant starts operations at the Tema factory
Signing of a partnership with the Ministry of Health in Cameroon to address nutritional challenges
Opening of Nestlé Business Services Africa in Tema, Ghana
Flowergate factory in Nigeria starts operations
Opening of the Technical Training Centre at the Agbara factory in Nigeria
First Nestlé Healthy Kids Programmes in the region are launched in Ghana and Nigeria
Launch of Nestlé Professional’s ‘My Own Business’ (MYOWBU) initiative
Launch of iron-fortified Maggi cubes
Golden Morn is enriched with vitamin A and iron
Inauguration of the Zambakro Experimental Farm, part of R&D Abidjan
Launch of Cerelac Millet, resulting from research by R&D Abidjan
Official launch of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in Ghana
Partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and launch of the Nescafé Plan in Côte d’Ivoire
Launch of Nescafé Classic 2g with coffee from Cameroon at the Douala factory
Opening of the Nestlé Quality and Assurance Centre (NQAC) in Abidjan
Adoption of the Nestlé CWAR Parental Policy
Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd. moves into ‘green’ offices
Abaji factory in Nigeria starts operations
Nestlé Nigeria introduces new seasoning cube - MAGGI® NAIJA POT
USAID, Nestlé, and VEGA Partner to assure Supply of Safe, High Quality Maize
Nestlé MILO® introduces a Ready-To-Drink nutrition beverage
Nestlé invests in state of the art central distribution centre in Abidjan
Nestlé Cameroon unveils New Nido production unit and launches Nido FortiChoco
Nestlé CWAR expands to include Angola, Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo

Regional Alliance for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa launched by Nestlé and several regional partners.

Iron Strong regional campaign launched by the 1st Lady of Ghana to raise awareness the impact of Iron Deficiency in people across Central and West Africa

Nestlé furthers its commitment to diversity and inclusion by commissioning an all-female production line in Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.

Nestlé launches the Sub-Saharan Africa Innovation challenge  to stimulate innovative solutions across four areas: affordable nutrition, environmentally friendly packing solutions, sustainable cocoa plantlets, and new routes to markets.

To fulfil Nestlé’s commitments to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable, we intensified our leadership and activities to tackle plastic waste across Central and West Africa, such as Co-Charing the Steering Board of Ghana’s National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), our partnership with WeCyclers in Nigeria and piloting the project  “At the Market I sort my plastics” in Côte d’Ivoire