Nespresso to expand Swiss production centre
Nespresso will expand its Avenches production centre in Switzerland to meet increasing consumer demand for its high-quality premium coffees and support international development, creating 50 new jobs by the end of 2022.
The CHF 117 million investment supports the increase of production capacity, by including three new production lines, and the expansion of its distribution centre, augmenting the current logistics capacity.
The Avenches production centre acts as Nespresso’s global distribution centre, shipping capsules to over 80 countries around the world, and is dedicated to the production of Nespresso Original and Professional coffees as well as Starbucks by Nespresso.
“This investment speaks of our long-term sustainable business approach,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso.
“All Nespresso coffees sold worldwide are produced in Switzerland. Over the past eight months we have announced a total of CHF 270 million investment in both our Romont and Avenches production centers. We are very proud to be able to continue to invest in Switzerland and support our economy, even more so in challenging times such as these.”
Growing consumer demand has led to the need to expand Nespresso’s logistics operations in Avenches, ensuring higher turnover in order processing and dispatching, as well as increased production capacity.
The expansion of the distribution centre is set to start in July 2021 and expected to be fully operational by September 2022. The three new production lines are planned to be operational by March 2022.
Nespresso opened its production center in Avenches in 2008, with an initial investment of CHF 300 million, later complemented with CHF 200 million invested in its infrastructure and operations in Avenches, a total of CHF 500 million since 2009.
This announcement joins the CHF 160 million investment communicated July last year for the expansion of the brand’s Romont production facility, which will result in the creation of up to 300 new jobs in the next 10 years.
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