Nestle is to expand a plant in Cameroon as part of plans to build its presence in the central African country and other markets in the region.
The company is spending 10bn CFA over the next five years at a facility in Douala, a city in the west of Cameroon and the largest in the country. The plant makes products sold under Nestle’s Maggi, Nido and Nescafe brands.
“This investment will allow the company to improve the infrastructure of the factory, acquire new equipment and increase production capacity to continue to enhance the quality of life of people with tastier and healthier products,” Nestle told just-food.
Nestle said the site in Douala supplies food to the market in Cameroon, as well as for export to other countries in the Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale bloc of states. “This investment will enable us to explore new export markets and the production of new products,” Nestle said.
The facility employs 322 permanent staff. Nestle said the investment would create a further 45 permanent jobs.