Nestle opens $145m factory in Dubai

Nestle has inaugurated a new factory in Dubai’s Jebel Ali free zone, the company’s third facility in the emirate

 Al-Maha factory is Nestle's third factory in Dubai.
Al-Maha factory is Nestle's third factory in Dubai.

Nestle has inaugurated a new factory in Dubai’s Jebel Ali free zone, the company’s third facility in the emirate.

The new $145m Al-Maha factory will produce Nestlé’s culinary and coffee products including the company’s famous Maggi soup and coffee mixers, according to Reuters. The facility will also create 340 new jobs.

Yves Manghardt, chairman and CEO of Nestle in the Middle East, said: “Al-Maha is yet another way for us to meet our commitment to the Middle East.

“Manufacturing locally enables us to source locally, invest locally, make tailored products to better meet local needs, and serve communities in the region more rapidly and more effectively.”

Nestle finalised a deal last year to build a $27.22m (AED100m) water factory in Abu Dhabi, which is due to be completed by the end of 2018.

Nestle has 18 factories in the region and has invested $400m in the Middle East over the past five years, according to a company statement.

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