Nestlé Positive on Prospects in Malaysia

To Press Releases listShah Alam,Oct 26, 2015

Nestlé Positive on Prospects in Malaysia
Mr Hofbauer welcomes DYMM Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj upon His Royal Highness’ arrival witnessed by Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Mohamed Azmin Ali.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nestlé today launched the Sri Muda Factory, its eighth[1] factory in Malaysia.
  • The Sri Muda Factory produces Ready-To-Drink products, including MILO and NESCAFÉ, capitalising on growth opportunities in the fast-growing area of liquid drinks for the domestic market and exports.
  • In the past seven years, Nestlé has invested over RM1.5 billion in capex towards expanding and scaling up its manufacturing and distribution infrastructure.

The world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, Nestlé, today commemorated a milestone as it unveiled its newest manufacturing facility, the Sri Muda Factory. This marks Nestlé Malaysia’s eighth factory in the nation, as part of the Group’s long-term growth strategy in the country.

Nestlé Positive on Prospects in Malaysia
From left: Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Panglima Diraja Selangor, Tengku Sulaiman Shah Alhaj; Yang Amat Mulia Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail Chairman of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad; DYMM Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj; Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Mohamed Azmin Ali, Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor; and Mr Alois Hofbauer, Managing Director of Nestlé Malaysia at the Plaque Signing Ceremony for the Nestlé Sri Muda Factory Launch.

The launch of the Sri Muda Factory was officiated by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj. Also in attendance was Chief Minister of Selangor, Tuan Mohamed Azmin Ali.

Mr. Alois Hofbauer, Managing Director of Nestlé Malaysia said, “Nestlé products such as MAGGI, NESCAFÉ and MILO are brands that all Malaysians love and have grown up with. Malaysians drink six million cups of MILO a day! Our Sri Muda Factory, which produces liquid drink products including MILO, NESCAFÉ and NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS will capitalise on growth opportunities in the fast-growing area of liquid drinks for the domestic and export markets.”

The Sri Muda Factory will boost the Group’s Ready-to-Drink capacity by 60%. The new Factory has a build-up of over 40,000m², and resides within the Nestlé Shah Alam Factory Complex. The Nestlé Shah Alam Factory Complex is one of the largest factory sites in the country and in the Nestlé world, employing over 2,000 Nestlé factory staff.

Over the last seven years, Nestlé Malaysia has invested over RM1.5 billion in capex towards enhancing its manufacturing and distribution capabilities. In the past two years, the Group has invested RM600 million in capex, which has gone into expanding and scaling up its manufacturing infrastructure. Out of this amount, RM288 million was invested into the Sri Muda Factory.

Nestlé Positive on Prospects in Malaysia
DYMM Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj [right] taking a look at MILO products, accompanied by Mr Adnan Pawanteh, Executive Director, Technical & Production of Nestlé Malaysia.

A key product of the new Sri Muda Factory is MILO Nutri G, which was launched earlier this year. MILO Nutri G is the world’s first MILO in a convenient PET bottle, providing ‘breakfast-on-the-go’ with healthy whole grains, and was an innovation to meet evolving consumer needs.

The PET manufacturing line for MILO Nutri G incorporates end-to-end automation for improved productivity. The state-of-the-art technology for sterilisation also ensures that the highest standard of quality and hygiene is maintained. Furthermore, Nestlé’s manufacturing facilities are 100% Halal, and the Group produces and exports Halal products to more than 50 countries across the globe.

In addition to the Sri Muda Factory tour, guests were also able to visit MAGGI’s newest high capacity noodle line in the neighbouring Batu Tiga Factory, which produces a product close to the heart of many Malaysians – MAGGI Noodles.

“MAGGI Noodles are very popular here in Malaysia, with over 600 million packs sold a year, which is equivalent to 1 pack for every person in Southeast Asia. This new noodles line will cater to the growing demand for MAGGI Kari Noodles, a favourite among our Malaysian consumers,” said Mr Hofbauer.

Nestlé Malaysia has invested RM90 million into this new noodle manufacturing line, which incorporates advanced technology for end-to-end automation. This has doubled productivity, and reduced water consumption. The Batu Tiga MAGGI Noodles Factory is the biggest noodle factory in Malaysia and Singapore.

Commenting on the Group’s achievements, Mr Hofbauer said, “Malaysia is one of the top five key Nestlé markets in Asia, and ranks among the top 20 markets in the Nestlé world. Our success today has only been made possible by the favourable business environment in Malaysia, loyal consumer base, great talent, and strong support from the Government.”

“We are deeply committed towards investing in our future in Malaysia because we strongly believe that this country has a wealth of opportunities to offer. With the launch of the Sri Muda and the new Batu Tiga facilities, we will continue to deliver on our promise of ‘Good Food, Good Life’, producing high quality, superior tasting, and highly nutritious products for all Malaysians,” concluded Mr Hofbauer.

[1] Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad has eight manufacturing facilities, which are based in Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam in Selangor, Chembong in Negeri Sembilan, as well as in Kuching, Sarawak.




About Nestlé Malaysia

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer and a leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, is headquartered in Switzerland. Since 1866, Nestlé has been committed to providing high quality, tasty, safe and nutritious products to our consumers, in line with our promise of Good Food, Good Life. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products, as well as our commitment to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. At Nestlé, our consumers are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to delight our consumers by offering the best quality products; staying true to our Swiss roots while maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NestleMalaysia



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Maxine Lim
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
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Email: Maxine.Lim@my.nestle.com

Joanne Lim or Yasmin Kadir
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