Nestlé builds coffee plant in Dong Nai
By Thai Hang - The Saigon
HCMC – Nestlé Vietnam Company on Tuesday announced its
project of building a big plant producing coffee in the southern province of Dong Nai with the total investment
capital of US$270 million.
Vu Quoc Tuan, head of Nestlé’s communication department,
said the plant covering nearly 11 hectares in Amata Industrial Park
would produce up to 32,500 tons of coffee products per year, including 12,500
tons of instant coffee and 20,000 tons of caffeine-free coffee.
The plant was estimated to process around 46,000 tons of
coffee beans in Vietnam
for domestic and international markets consumption.
already has another instant coffee plant in Dong Nai Province with the production capacity of
1,000 tons per year.
Nestlé’s chief executive Paul Buckle said this new plant was
part of a global initiative of Nescafé Plan deployed for over one year. The
initiative helped Nestlé Group optimize the chain of directly purchasing
coffee, distributing new species of coffee and offering technical support to
would increase the direct purchase of coffee from farmers in the next five
years and target to buy some 30,000 tons of coffee from 16,000 local farmers
Besides, the company in cooperation with the Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development would continue the project of expanding
coffee capacity through effective farming as well as highly-productive and
anti-diseased types of coffee distribution.
This project aimed to attract the participation of around
20,000 Vietnamese farmers in the next five years. Nestlé Vietnam is
seeking the cooperation with local partners to become the country’s leading