Building collective nutrition knowledge

Innovation has always been at the centre of our company. Ever since our founder Henri Nestlé invented 'Farine Lactée' in Vevey, Switzerland to tackle infant mortality, we have been dedicated to enhancing people’s lives.


We aim to make our products tastier and healthier for all our consumers and their families in the region, while meeting their tastes, traditions and preferences. This is achieved through our nutrition science, unmatched research and development (R&D) capabilities and passion for quality. 

Globally, we have the world’s largest food and nutrition research organisation with 34 R&D facilities, including three fundamental Science Research centres, 31 Product Technology Centres and R&D centres globally, and more than 5,000 people involved in R&D. 

In Central and West Africa, we seek to meet the needs of the African people through our expertise, developed and applied in research facilities like the Nestlé Research and Development Centre and the Nestlé Quality Assurance Centre, both located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.