Nestle broke ground on the construction of a new factory in Batang, Indonesia. The factory will generate around 200 new jobs in the Central Java province and will manufacture Bear Brand liquid milk and ready-to-drink beverages, Milo and Nescafé, to serve the rapidly rising consumer demand. It will be constructed on 20 hectares of land and will motivate the further development of the dairy segment in the region.

The company has been collaborating with dairy farmers and cooperatives in East Java since 1975, offering them with technical and financial assistance to make enhancements in the productivity and quality of fresh-milk production. With the setting up of the new factory, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the regional government of Batang to build an association with prospective dairy farmers and farmer groups to procure additional raw materials for production.

Ganesan Ampalavanar, market head of Nestle Indonesia, stated- “Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we are optimistic about the growth opportunities in Indonesia. Our decision to invest in this new factory and to expand our capacity is a demonstration of Nestlé’s long-term commitment to Indonesia. We aim to increase employment, to utilize local raw materials to the extent possible, to contribute to the development of the Indonesian economy and to produce high-quality, nutritious food and beverage products that are safe and tasty for our consumers.”

The new factory, located at Batang Industrial Park, will be start operating and commercial production in 2023 and will apply state-of-the-art technology to make sure that the top-notch environmental standards are being implemented and followed at each level of their functioning chain.

Founded in 1866, Nestle S.A. is a Switzerland-based multinational food and drink processing multinational corporation having its headquarters in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company globally since 2014, as measured in the terms of revenue and other metrics.

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