Increased production to meet the growing need for infant formulas,
medical nutrition products and nutritional drinks
FLORHAM PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#gerber–Building on its commitment to local American communities, Nestlé today
announced that it intends to expand its manufacturing facility in Eau
Claire, WI. Currently, the Wisconsin factories are used to manufacture
more than 200 products including infant formulas (e.g. Gerber® Good Start®),
medical nutrition products (e.g. Peptamen®) as well as and
nutritional drinks (e.g. Boost®).
The company’s focus with this investment is to increase Nestlé
manufacturing capacity and optimize plant assets to continue to meet the
nutritional needs of U.S. consumers across the life span and all stages
of health. The planned expansion of the facility is expected to increase
production from 100,000 tons to approximately 120,000 tons. As a result
of this new investment, Nestlé expects to create additional temporary
construction and facility jobs.
“We are proud to continue our investment in American communities through
the expansion of our plant in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The community and
our workforce have been an important part of our success for many years,
and we look forward to our continued partnership,” said Bruno Malgrange,
Vice President and Head of Technical and Production.
Nestlé in the United States is committed to enhancing quality of life
and contributing to a healthier future – for individuals and families,
for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. Its
diverse portfolio of foods and beverages provides nutritious options for
every member of the family, and supports both the first 1,000 days of
life and healthy aging for people and pets. Nestlé in the U.S. consists
of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company,
Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional,
Nespresso, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Health Science. Together, these
companies operate in more than 120 locations in 47 states and employ
over 51,000 people. In the U.S., Nestlé product sales topped $26 billion
in 2015, making it the largest Nestlé market in the world.
Gerber Products Company was founded in 1928 in Fremont, Michigan. Gerber
joined the Nestlé family on Sept. 1, 2007. Gerber is a leader in early
childhood nutrition. Gerber partners with parents to provide the best
resources possible during their child’s early years, and has a 24/7
Parents Resource Center available to provide helpful services to mom and
dad at any time of the day. For more information on resources available
and to stay up to date on all of the latest promotions and products,
visit Gerber.com or follow Gerber on Facebook.
About Nestlé Health Science
Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., is a
health-science company engaged in advancing the role of nutritional
therapy to change the course of health for consumers, patients and its
partners in healthcare. Nestlé Health Science’s portfolio of nutrition
solutions, diagnostics, devices and drugs targets a number of health
areas, such as inborn errors of metabolism, pediatric and acute care,
obesity care, healthy aging, and gastrointestinal and brain health.
Through investing in innovation and leveraging leading edge science,
Nestlé Health Science brings forward innovative nutritional therapies
with proven clinical, health economic value and quality of life
benefits. Nestlé Health Science employs around 3,000 people worldwide
and is headquartered in Epalinges (near Lausanne), Switzerland. For more
information, please visit www.nestlehealthscience.us.
Wendy Johnson-Askew, 973-590-8493