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Contact: Mr Paul Bulcke, Chief Executive Officer
Nestle is the world’s largest nutrition company. Nestle's portfolio covers a range of food and drink products. Its brands include Buitoni, Friskies, Maggi, Nescafe, Nestea, Nestle and many others.
Over 2,000 different brands
468 factories in 86 countries
330,000 employees in over 150 countries
In early 1995, Nestlé bought the controlling block of shares of the factory “Confectionery Association Russia” in Samara, which produces a wide range of chocolate products. Since then the company has invested heavily in retooling and re-equipment of the factory. The company’s investment helped launch the local production of NUTS bars and NESTLÉ chocolate, which were earlier imported into Russia, as well as the world-renowned NESQUIK chocolate drink.
Another important investment of Nestlé in Russia is the buyout of Nestlé Zhukovsky LLC in June 1996 (now it is Nestlé Russia’s production branch). The company invested in the installation of new state-of-the-art equipment to produce the traditional Russian ice cream under new trademarks, such as 48 KOPECKS, and world-famous brands, including МЕGА and EXTREME.
In June 1998, Khladoprodukt OJSC in Timashevsk (Krasnodar Krai) was incorporated in the Nestlé Company Group. This ice cream factory was an addition to the Nestlé ice cream production capacity in Zhukovsky. In June 2001, Khladoprodukt OJSC launched the first NESCAFÉ coffee packing line in Russia.
In late 1999, in Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Nestlé opened a factory for production of culinary products under the MAGGI trademark. In 2004, the factory’s production capacity was substantially increased.
The company’s division Nestlé Waters has succeeded in doing its business in Russia. Represented in the Russian market are international premium brands, such as PERRIER, VITTEL and S.PELLEGRINO. In 2000, a NESTLE PURE LIFE bottled water factory was opened in Domodedovo, with home and office delivery.
In 2001, Serial Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, bought a factory and launched production of NESTLÉ breakfast cereals in Perm.
In 2003, the company announced a launch of local production of its two key products – instant coffee and baby food. In 2003, the company bought a baby food factory in Volgograd. After a few necessary investments, the factory launched the production of NESTLÉ baby cereals, providing the growing baby food market. In 2004, the factory was reformed into Nestlé Vologda Baby Food LLC and then into Nestlé Russia production branch in Vologda.
In November 2005, the official opening ceremony of a full-cycle NESCAFÉ Classic coffee factory was held in Timashevsk. Investments in the new factory project totaled 2.3 billion roubles. In late 2005, Khladoprodukt OJSC was affiliated with Nestlé Kuban LLC, whereby the coffee and ice cream factories joined together.
In December 2006, Nestlé Russia bought Bystrov, a company leading the Russian market of instant and quick cooking cereals. In 2010, the BYSTROV cereal production was relocated to Vologda Branch of Nestlé Russia.
In November 2007, Nestlé Russia bought Ruza Confectionery Plant (RCP) manufacturing chocolate products under KOMILFO and RUZANNA brands.
In August 2007, the company opened a dry pet food factory of Nestlé Purina PetCare, a Russian division incorporated in Nestlé Company Group. The new factory located in Kaluga Oblast was the first local production of Nestlé Purina PetCare. The products – FRISKIES and DARLING fry food for cats and dogs – were launched in the autumn of 2007. The annual output of the factory’s first stage is about 40,000 tonnes of finished products. The amount of investment in building and equipping the factory exceeded USD30 million 2008
In October 2008, the company announced a large-scale investment in the expansion of the coffee factory in Krasnodar Krai. In October 2011, the official opening ceremony of Europe’s largest instant coffee was held in Timashevsk, Krasnodar Krai. Nestlé’s investment exceeding 7 billion roubles in the expansion of the coffee factory was aimed to implement a full production cycle of NESCAFÉ Gold coffee. Apart from NESCAFÉ Gold, the factory will produce a wide array of high quality freeze dried coffee – NESCAFÉ Gold Mild, NESCAFÉ Gold Strong and NESCAFÉ Montego. The Nestlé Kuban factory employing 1,200 people will provide Nestlé with the required NESCAFÉ production capacity both for the domestic market and exports to the CIS.
In 2009, the company invested about 1 billion roubles in building the second stage of the factory (Nestlé Purina PetCare) for production of FRISKIES wet food for cats and dogs. The new production was launched in July 2009.
2009 saw a considerable increase in the production capacity of the NESTLÉ factory in Perm, which allowed nearly the entire range of breakfast cereals to be produced locally. The investment amounted to about 1 billion roubles.
In early 2010, the company announced its plans to consolidate the chocolate production capacities in Russia. Under this project the company relocated the KOMILFO and RUZANNA chocolate production to its chocolate factories in Perm (Nestlé Russia Perm Branch) and Samara (Confectionery Association Russia). Once completed, the project made Confectionery Association Russia one of the largest Nestlé factories in the world.
In June 2010, the company announced its intention to invest 60 million Swiss francs (1.6 billion roubles) in a new factory project for MAGGI culinary products in, Vladimir Oblast.
In November 2011, Nestlé Rossiya has announced the intention to expand manufacturing capacities of the company and to build a new site in the Vologda branch to produce NESTLÉ infant cereals.
In August 2011, the new distribution center was inaugurated at Nestlé Purina PetCare Russia in Kaluga region. The company also announced an investment in building a new wet pet food shop.
In October 2011, the official opening ceremony of Nestle’s largest instant coffee factory in Europe was held in Timashevsk, Krasnodar Krai. Nestlé’s investment exceeding 7 billion roubles in the expansion of the coffee factory was aimed to implement a full production cycle of NESCAFÉ Gold coffee. Apart from NESCAFÉ Gold, the factory produces a wide array of high quality freeze dried coffee. The Nestlé Kuban factory employing 1,200 people provides Nestlé with the required NESCAFÉ production capacity both for the domestic market and exports to the CIS.
In May 2013 Nestlé Purina PetCare inaugurated the new wet pet food production in Vorsino, Kaluga region. Now the plant produces nearly whole range of Nestlé Purina PetCare products available on the Russian and CIS markets. The new facility, which is approximately a 1.4 billion roubles investment, is the factory’s third manufacturing building. Alongside the development of its production facilitites, Nestlé Purina PetCare is continuing to extend the Vorsino factory’s distribution capacities. The investment into construction and equipment of these facilities now exceeds one billion roubles.
In October 2013 the official opening of the new MAGGI factory took place in Vyazniki of Vladimir oblast. Nestlé’s investments into factory construction and introduction of the latest technology for culinary production exceeded 2.6 billion rubles. Upon the launch of full cycle production, the new plant in Vyazniki produces about 30 thousand tons of MAGGI culinary products per year. Today factory employs more than 600 people, most of them are citizens of Vyazniki district.
In April 2014, Nestlé Rossiya has opened the new NESTLÉ infant cereals production in the Vologda branch. The investment in the construction of the new factory, installation of manufacturing and packaging lines, distribution center building and communication system development exceeded 1.7 billion rubles. New factory became the 2nd largest Nestlé’s infant cereals production facility in Europe.