Nespresso to expand coffee production facility in Switzerland

WCN Editorial Team 9 Jul 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Nestlé Group’s operating unit Nespresso has unveiled plans to invest CHF160m ($170.1m) in the expansion of its Romont Production centre in Switzerland.

The expansion project will include the construction of a second production hall, which will have a capacity of 10 new production lines.

The production lines will be dedicated to the production of Nespresso coffees for the Vertuo and Professional ranges.

According to the company, the expansion will also support its international development in the coming years and create 300 new direct jobs over the next 10 years.

Inaugurated in 2015, the Romont factory is the key production facility of Nespresso’s Vertuo coffees that are distributed in 21 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

Nespresso has strengthened its operations in Romont by adding four new production lines in the last two years.

The firm said that its new production hall will be built on the same LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles that guided its construction of the Romont production centre in 2015.

Construction on the new production facility is expected to begin in June 2021 and the first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022.

Nespresso said: “This certification not only covers the energy and water-efficiency of an industrial building, it also weighs aspects such as employees' health and wellbeing at the workplace, and infrastructure for environmentally-friendly mobility.

“Some examples of the various initiatives carried out by Nespresso to meet the LEED requirements include the use of 20% recycled construction materials and an 18% decrease of the site's energy consumption thanks to heat recovery from the roasters, triple glazing and the use of LED lighting.

“The LEED certification extends Nespresso's sustainability commitments and forms part of its global sustainability strategy, The Positive Cup.”

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Nespresso Romont production centre in Switzerland. (Credit: PRNewsfoto/Nespresso.)

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