To Press Releases listKuching,May 27, 2013
As the festivities begin in East Malaysia to celebrate the Gawai and Kaamatan festivals, Nestlé Malaysia kicked off the thanksgiving celebrations with an open house at Nestlé’s Sejingkat factory with its employees and media today.
A festive atmosphere surrounded the premises as this year also marks Nestlé Sejingkat factory’s 20th anniversary in East Malaysia. The event was attended by Nestlé Malaysia’s Managing Director, Mr Alois Hofbauer, who took the opportunity to thank employees for their contribution as well as the media for their support throughout the years.
As with the tradition of celebrating the Gawai and Kaamatan festival, employees and media were treated to cultural dance performances, activities and a variety of local delicacies. The media were also given a tour around the factory on the manufacturing process and stringent quality measures taken to produce Nestlé’s quality food products.
Mr Alois Hofbauer said, "The 20th anniversary of Nestlé Sejingkat factory reinforces our commitment to our long-term presence in this region. Thanks to this factory, we have been closer to our East Malaysian consumers and community. Nestlé Malaysia is committed to deliver on our promise of providing ‘Good Food, Good Life’ to our consumers by continuously improving the taste, quality and nutritional value of all our products and meet the ever evolving needs of our Malaysian consumers with superior products at the most competitive prices."
The Nestlé Malaysia Sejingkat, Kuching factory was opened in November of 1993, producing high quality MAGGI Instant Noodles. Shortly afterwards, in August 1998 a cold room was added to the factory and the Nestlé Ice Cream Plant was born, expanding the factory to over 8000 sq m in size. The Nestlé Malaysia Sejingkat factory now employs around 235 employees who are mostly locals from neighbouring villages.