Breastfeeding is best for babies, but for those who are fed with infant formulas, Nestlé Health Science has a hypoallergenic range for the dietary management of cow’s milk protein allergy.
Nunspeet, The Netherlands, 12 May 2016 – Food producer Nestlé invests 80 million euros in its infant nutrition factory in Nunspeet. This underlines the long-standing relationship the company has with the Netherlands, where it has been present since 1869. This investment has been celebrated today at the factory in presence of among others Clemens Cornielje, King’s commissioner of the province of Gelderland and Maarten Camps, Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
“The Netherlands and Nestlé are linked together since 1869 when our first product was sold here. Our infant nutrition factory has its roots in Nunspeet since 1895. Our presence for a long period of time has made us feel part of the Dutch society.” Said Marc Boersch, CEO of Nestlé Netherlands. "In addition, we consider that Nestlé and The Netherlands has established a successful collaboration built upon the large amount of valuable expertise that is present here in the field of food technology and the inspiring Dutch innovation infrastructure. We consider our investment in the factory as an investment for a continuous fruitful connection in the future with The Netherlands”.
The factory in Nunspeet will be expanded with an innovative technical installation for the production of Infant Specialities. This nutrition range has been developed for Nestlé Health Science at the Nestlé Product Technology Center in Konolfingen (Switzerland) for babies with protein allergies. The new capacity in Nunspeet will be operational in 2017.
Food allergies are on the rise with a large increase seen in the last 10 years. Food allergies in babies has reached 10% in some industrialized regions.
This investment creates additional employment during the built up phase. For the more than 300 employees, this expansion and modernization confirms the importance of the Dutch factory for Nestlé and provides job security for the future.
Maarten Camps, Secretary General at the Ministry of Economic Affairs: "We are proud that Nestlé chose a facility here in Nunspeet. Because it is also a choice for the Netherlands. And that makes sense. We are a real dairy country. "
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