|Inauguration of a NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto capsules production line at Nestlé’s factory at the Amata Industrial Park in Đồng Nai Province yesterday. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A new production line to produce NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto capsules for the Vietnamese market and exports went on line Wednesday at Nestlé’s plant in the Amata Industrial Park in Đồng Nai Province.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ganesan Ampalavanar, managing director of Nestlé Vietnam, said the production line uses raw materials made from high-quality Vietnamese coffee beans.
Nestlé is the leading coffee buyer in Việt Nam, accounting for 20-25 per cent of the country’s coffee output.
The new production line is expected to process 2,500 tonnes of coffee a year (equivalent to 130 million capsules) now and more in future.
Approximately 90 per cent of the output will be exported to other markets in Asia including Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia.
Ampalavanar said: "The new NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto production line will help make great coffee widely accessible to Vietnamese consumers and to 13 export markets."
Lê Văn Doanh, deputy head of the Đồng Nai Industrial Zone Authority, said Nestlé was one of the first investors in the province, and has made great contributions to creating jobs as well as the local socio-economic development.
At the opening ceremony province authorities presented a certificate of merit to the company for its contributions in the past years.
In Việt Nam the Swiss company has six factories with more than 2,500 employees and has invested US$527 million. — VNS