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Key dates

1957
Nestlé begins trading and distributing its products in Ghana before expanding to other countries in the region
1960
Abidjan Zone 4 factory in Côte d’Ivoire starts operations
1970
Tema factory in Ghana starts operations
Abidjan Yopougon factory in Côte d’Ivoire starts operations
1973
Dakar factory in Senegal starts operations
1981
Douala factory in Cameroon starts operations, Agbara factory in Nigeria starts operations
1986
Launch of Golden Morn family breakfast cereals in Nigeria
2005
2005 - Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd. is incorporated Ghana
2008
The Grains Quality Improvement Project (GQIP) is implemented in Ghana and Nigeria
2009
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
2010
Cerelac plant starts operations at the Tema factory
Signing of a partnership with the Ministry of Health in Cameroon to address nutritional challenges
2011
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
2012
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
2013
Inauguration of the Zambakro Experimental Farm, part of R&D Abidjan
Launch of Cerelac Millet, resulting from research by R&D Abidjan
2014
Official launch of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in Ghana
Partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and launch of the Nescafé Plan in Côte d’Ivoire
2015
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
2016
Abaji factory in Nigeria starts operations
2017
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
2018
Nestlé Cameroon unveils New Nido production unit and launches Nido FortiChoco
Nestlé CWAR expands to include Angola, Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo