Nestle intends to expand production at its Ukrainian confectionery facility.

The company will invest over $US5m to increase capacity at its JSC Svitoch ("Lviv") facility by the end of 2009, sources in the company's Corporate Affairs Division have told just-food. 

In particular, the Lviv Confectionery Factory will start producing brands including Nuts and KitKat, which were previously imported, the company said.

"In addition to confectionery we are planning to expand our coffee business," the source revealed.
 
Te Lviv factory will start packaging coffee and coffee mixes under the Nescafe brand as well as  doubling its capacity to produce wafers.