To Press Releases listApr 12, 2018
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Douala - Nestlé Cameroon today inaugurates a production unit for its range
of Nido fortified powdered milk in the presence of the Ministry of
Mines, Industry and Technological Development. This XAF 2.7 billion
investment will create 12 additional jobs at its Douala-Bonabéri plant and
has the potential to create 48 new jobs in the coming years.
The new production unit is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and
adopts the highest quality and food safety standards. With an annual
production capacity of more than 5,500 tons, the unit will henceforth
manufacture Nido Forti Choco and will continue to package Nido powdered milk and. The production is intended for both the
local and export markets of the Central African Economic and Monetary
Community (CEMAC) countries.
Launched in 2016 in Cameroon, Nido Forti Choco is made from milk
powder, cocoa and sugar. Enriched with essential micronutrients such as
iron, zinc, calcium and vitamins necessary for the optimal development of
children, it helps to meet their daily nutritional needs. This is in line
with Nestlé's ambition to enable individuals and families to live healthier
and happier lives.
The Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development, Mr. Ernest
Gwaboubou, declared: « This event demonstrates a strong public-private
partnership within the context of industrialization of Cameroon, which will
create employment and foster economic development”.
“Nestlé has been improving the quality of life and contributing to a
healthier future for the Cameroonian population for more than 50 years. As
evidenced by this investment, we believe in the socio-economic development
of the country and we want to continue to be a key partner in the growth of
the local agro-industry," said Thomas Caso, Country Manager of Nestlé
"We will continue to explore with our partners and the relevant authorities
ways to increase our local production and local sourcing of raw materials
and packaging materials," he added.
Nestlé has been present in Cameroon since 1965 and started local production
in 1981. The company employs more than 450 people directly and is the main
source of income for thousands of other families. The construction of this
production plant is part of a XAF 10 billion investment announced in 2016.
Since 2010, Nestlé has invested about XAF 20 billion in Cameroon.
Nestlé Cameroon firmly commits to continue working for the well-being of
individuals and families, and promoting the socio-economic development of