Nestlé Ramps Up Pet Food Plant Capacities Through State-Of-The-Art Development

Nestlé Ramps Up Pet Food Plant Capacities Through State-Of-The-Art Development

2023. 01. 13.

An automated storage facility and a new 35,000 square meter production plant will be added to Nestlé Hungária Kft.’s site in Bük, located in Vas County, Hungary thanks to an investment of some HUF 140 billion. The project is set to create 250 new jobs.

The world’s largest food production company, Swiss-owned Nestlé is present in 189 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Budapest, the Hungarian operation has three plants in Szerencs, Diósgyőr and Bük where over 2,500 people are employed in total. 

The Bük site is the Central-Eastern-European centre of the group’s pet food production that exports products to more than 50 countries. The company has been continuously investing to develop it, and the current announcement concerns a major extension of storage and manufacturing capacities. 

A new production plant of 35,000 square meters and a state-of-the-art storage facility of 16,500 square meters using Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) will be built under a project of nearly HUF 140 billion up till the end of 2023. 

The current announcement marks the third large investment wave announced by the company since 2020 with the aim of developing the pet food unit. The new plant is expected to have a capacity of 100,000 tons, and as Péter Noszek, managing director of Nestlé Hungária added, the investment will not only create 250 jobs, but it is also set to drive demand since this way the volume of agricultural material from Hungarian suppliers can continue to soar. 

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