Nespresso has begun the expansion of its production center in Romont, Switzerland. The CHF 160 million investment in this new structure will help meet increasing consumer demand for Nespresso's high-quality premium coffees and support international development in the coming years.
According to the press note, the second production hall will help double the production capacity with ten new lines dedicated to Nespresso Vertuo and Professional coffee ranges. The first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022. The expansion will also create 300 new jobs by 2030. The recruitment for the new site has already begun, and over 100 people will be hired by the end of this year.
"I am delighted that the first stone of our new production hall in Romont has been laid. This foundation illustrates our Swiss and regional roots and symbolizes the continued success of Nespresso. It is a story that began in 1986, and it is with great joy that we write a new chapter today. All those involved can be proud of this great adventure," said Guillaume Le Cunff, chief executive officer of Nespresso.
The Romont factory, inaugurated in 2015, is the center of excellence for the production of Nespresso's Vertuo coffees, now available in 24 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia. In the last two years, Nespresso strengthened its operations in Romont with four new production lines and created 50 new jobs while inaugurating a new Product Development Center and a Coffee Campus in 2018, fostering coffee innovation and expertise.
All Nespresso coffees distributed worldwide are produced in Switzerland. Over the past ten years, Nespresso has invested CHF 700 million in its three Swiss-based production centers in the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg, where sustainably grown coffee beans are transformed into the highest quality coffees through the know-how and passion of more than 1'300 skilled factory employees.