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Nespresso invests CHF 160 million in the expansion of its Romont production center

Monday 13 July 2020

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Nespresso has announced a CHF 160 million investment to expand its Romont production center to meet increasing consumer demand for its coffees. This expansion is expected to create 300 new jobs.

This sum is destined for the expansion of Nespresso’s production center in Romont (canton of Fribourg) in order to meet the growing consumer demand for its coffees and to support its international development in the years to come.

“These are the kind of announcements that feel good in times of crisis. Nespresso confirms that large international groups can produce competitively in our region. It’s also an investment that strengthens our region in the bio-economy field”, said Olivier Curty, State Councillor and Director of Economic Affairs and Employment of the canton of Fribourg.

The construction of the second production hall is set to start in June 2021. It will result in an augmented capacity of 10 new production lines dedicated to producing Nespresso coffees for the Vertuo and Professional ranges and the creation of 300 new direct jobs in the next 10 years while increasing third party employment and local and regional business development. The first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022.

Romont has become the reference for coffee

All Nespresso coffees distributed worldwide are produced in Switzerland. Over the past 10 years, in addition to ongoing investment in its business, Nespresso has invested CHF 700 million in its three Swiss-based production centers in the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg.

"Despite the challenging times we have all been living in, this strategic long term investment reconfirms Nespresso's continuous business success and leadership in the portioned coffee segment, which we pioneered back in 1986", said Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso. "It also demonstrates our continued commitment to our Swiss roots and to the long term economic development of the region and the country, with which we share values of quality, innovation and expertise."

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