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Nespresso continues to invest in coffee excellence

Go back to list Paudex, SWITZERLAND, May 7, 2010

Nestlé Nespresso SA today confirmed that it will begin work on its long-planned expansion of the Nespresso Production and Distribution Centre in Avenches (Switzerland). This expansion will bring the total Nespresso investment in Avenches to more than CHF 400 million on completion.

Nespresso will continue to make substantial strategic investment in our high-quality Swiss production capability,” said Richard Girardot, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso SA. “This investment will enable us to deliver on our planned growth in the years ahead.”

Set to finish in 2012, the extension phase of the Nespresso facility in Avenches confirms the Nespresso commitment to coffee excellence and underscores its continuing investment in quality. This sustainable, high-performance facility will double its production capacity in the next three years, while maintaining its ability to enhance the quality of the coffee that Nespresso coffee experts blend, roast and grind on site.

Plans to construct the “Nespresso Centre of Coffee Excellence” were first announced in 2006. To meet the expected growth in consumer demand in the years ahead, Nespresso had included the extension of the Avenches facility in its original plans. Construction began in 2007 and was completed 18 months later in 2009.

“Our core competencies as a company enable us to continue to build demand for Nespresso globally,” said Mr Girardot. “Our success enables us to invest further in coffee expertise, so that we continue to deliver the quality that our consumers seek and expect of Nespresso.”

Contact information:

Nestlé Nespresso SA
Corporate Communications Route du Lac 3
1094 Paudex

Hans-Joachim Richter,
Director, Corporate Communications,
Tel : +41 21 796 9620,
Fax: +41 21 796 9797
Julian Liew,
Corporate PR & Public Affairs Manager
Tel : +41 21 796 9742,
Fax: +41 21 796 9797

About Nestlé Nespresso SA
Nestlé Nespresso SA, the worldwide pioneer and market leader in highest-quality premium portioned coffee, introduces consumers to the world’s finest Grand Cru coffees to be enjoyed in the comfort of their own homes and savoured outside the home, in locations such as gourmet restaurants, upscale hotels, luxury outlets and offices. As a company, Nespresso is driven by core competencies that enable it to create highest quality Grand Cru coffees, long lasting consumer relationships, and sustainable business success. The Nespresso offer focuses on its unique Trilogy, the unmatched combination of exceptional coffee, smart and stylish coffee machines and personalised customer service. Together, these three elements deliver moments of pure indulgence – the Nespresso Ultimate Coffee Experiences. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, with more than 4 500 employees, Nestlé Nespresso SA sells products in more than 50 countries directly to its customers. At the end of 2009, it operated a global retail network of more than 190 exclusive boutiques in key cities around the world. For the fourth consecutive year, Nespresso is one of the fastest growing brands within the Nestlé Group and one of its "billionaire brands". In 2009, Nespresso achieved global sales of CHF 2.77 billion, maintaining an average annual growth rate of 30 percent since 2000.