Nestlé Mexico announced a US$ 5.2 million investment in its dairy products factory in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, to double its capacity to receive fresh milk from the region.
The upgrade is part of a US$ 100 million investment the company revealed earlier this year to improve equipment, expansions, increased use of renewable energy sources, and efforts to reduce emissions at its 17 factories in Mexico.
At the Lagos de Moreno plant, the company built six new unloading bays with a reception capacity of up to 3.6 million liters of milk per day, directly benefiting 450 milk producers and 40 transport lines.
“This investment will allow us to double our capacity to receive milk and thereby reduce up to 80% the time of receipt of this raw material. Currently this factory collects 16% of the total production of fresh milk from Jalisco, representing the purchase of 460 million liters of milk and 365 million liters of whey per year,” said Marco Guimaraes, Technics and Manufacturing vice president of Nestlé Mexico, at the opening ceremony.
This Nestlé dairy factory receives the highest volume of fresh milk from the 17 facilities the company operates in the country. The plant produces milk powder for brands such as NIDO, Svelty and Nestlé Half Cream, for the local market as for exports to Latin America, Central America and the United States.