April 6, 2010


Nestle opens US$15 million dairy and ice cream plant in the Philippines

Nestle Philippines Inc. formally opened its new PHP700 million (US$15.58 million) ice cream and chilled dairy factory in the province of Bulacan.
Nestle Philippines chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) John Miller said the plant--located in the town of Pulilan--is one of the company's long-term investments.
Miller said the new Nestle investment "will be able to help make a positive difference in the lives of our consumers as we stay true to our mission of nurturing generations of Filipino families. We look forward to a successful partnership with the town of Pulilan as we work together for the realization of this mission."
Nestlé Ice Cream Factory head Val Dizon said that the speedy completion of the factory was an "organizational feat", considering that while construction was ongoing, production at the old Aurora factory continued, inventories of stocks had to be built up, and 220 personnel were transferred to the new site.

Miller added that the goal for the new factory is to make it the benchmark facility for delivering world-class performance in the production of ice cream and chilled dairy.