Official ceremony of laying the Foundation stone for a new Infant Formula factory took place today. Martial Rolland, CEO of Nestlé in Russia and Eurasia, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda region, Sergey Voropanov, Acting Mayor of Vologda, Oksana Yakovleva, General manager of the Corporation of Development of Vologda region and Eddy Dauphin, Nestlé baby food factory manager, participated in the event.
“The factory in Vologda is a strategic plant for Nestlé in Russia and CIS, the only factory producing Nestlé infant formula in the Russia and Eurasia region. This new factory will allow us to strengthen our leading position in the Russian infant formula market by developing our ability to supply both the domestic and the export markets, - commented Martial Rolland.
Nestlé has been successfully operating in Vologda for 14 years. All this time the company has effectively cooperated with the Government of the Vologda region, Vologda city administration and Development Corporation of the Vologda region.
«Today we are happy to announce that we start construction of the infant formula site, which will allow us to double the capacity of our local production from 2019 onwards”, - said Eddy Dauphin, - “with the state of art equipment and technologies invested into the site, Vologda team and the factory are ready to produce the product for the most sensitive consumers of Nestlé.»
Building of the new factory in Vologda will not only strengthen Nestlé presence in the region, but will also contribute to its balanced growth, increase prestige of the Vologda region from the social and economic point of view, as well as an employer of choice. This is confirmed by Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda region: "Vologda regional government highly appreciates professional attitude and readiness for a long term cooperation from Nestlé side. From our side, we are ready to support Nestlé in implementing this investment project”.
For the recent 20 years Nestlé Russia invested about 2 billion dollars into the development of local production. The company owns 8 factories in Russia. About 70% of raw materials and 90% of packaging are of local origin, which allows Nestlé to produce locally more than 90% of the goods sold at the regional market. This contributes to a better satisfaction of consumer’s preferences and needs and helps the company to adapt more effectively to the changing economic and trade environment.
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites like BonPari and Bistroff. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.
Breastfeeding is best
We believe breast-milk is the best food for infants. When mothers and families, together with healthcare providers, decide that optimal breastfeeding is not possible, infant formula – the only breast-milk substitute (BMS) recognised by the WHO – plays a vital role in providing essential nutrients to infants. We remain committed to the highest standards of responsible marketing of BMS.