Nestlé USA has announced a $675 million investment to build a new beverage facility in Glendale, Ariz., strengthening Nestlé’s market position and enhancing its manufacturing capabilities. The factory will produce creamers for Nestlé's portfolio, including the Coffee mate, Coffee mate natural bliss, and Starbucks brands, with the ability to expand to additional beverages in the future.
The 630,000-sq-ft facility will be designed with a focus on sustainability. It will include a water recycling process to reduce water usage, zero waste to landfill, and fully recyclable product packaging made from food-safe recycled plastic. Also, in support of the company’s goal to attain zero environmental impact in its operations by 2030, the facility will strive for 100% renewable energy by 2025.
It will be the company’s most technologically advanced factory and distribution center, utilizing innovative digital tools and offering flexibility to meet changes in consumer demand. Expected to open in 2024, the facility will create more than 350 jobs.
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Over the past two years, Nestlé has invested nearly $3 billion in the U.S. to enhance its manufacturing footprint and in-house capabilities—from new factories and expansions to operational changes that help meet its sustainability targets.
“Beverages play an increasingly important role in the lives of consumers, a trend that’s been accelerated by the pandemic and is expected to continue to grow. This investment illustrates our continued commitment to leading and growing categories where we play, providing consumers with a variety of high-quality, innovative products to meet their needs,” says Daniel Jhung, president of beverage, Nestlé USA.