Nestlé opens UHT milk factory in Sri Lanka
Nestlé is strengthening the dairy industry in Asia with the opening of a new ultra high temperature milk factory in Sri Lanka after recent investments in China and India.
Nestlé is strengthening the dairy industry in Asia with the opening of a new ultra high temperature milk factory in Sri Lanka.
The factory builds on the company’s recent investments in dairy development in China and India.
It will produce ready-to-drink brands such as Milo and Nespray at Nestlé’s existing manufacturing site in the Sri Lankan province of Kurunegala.
“Our latest investment will have a ripple effect across the local community by helping our company make a positive impact on thousands of suppliers and farmers in the country,” said Alois Hofbauer, MD for Nestlé Lanka.
“The new manufacturing capabilities also mean we can produce new products for our Sri Lankan consumers.”
The CHF5.8 million ($6.34 million) factory is part of a CHF 77 million total investment in Sri Lanka over the next few years.
Two other factories producing Maggi noodles and Nestlé brand malt beverages were opened on the site in the last 12 months.
The new milk factory is part of Nestlé’s dairy investment programme in Asia.
The company constructed a new dairy farming institute in Shuangcheng in Heilongjiang province, China, in January 2012.
It aims to help dairy farm owners and workers from Shuangcheng and other Chinese regions improve their farm management skills and educate them about the latest agricultural technology.
Meanwhile, Nestlé India has developed milk production in the region since it built its first factory in Moga in 1961. The company now has eight factories in the country.
Over the years, Nestlé has invested to develop the area around that first factory, setting up milk collection points and training farmers to improve productivity and quality.
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