Swiss food giant Nestlé has revealed plans to open a new production facility in Malaysia in order to meet growing domestic demand for dairy and other ready-to-drink products.

The site will manufacture Nestlé low-fat milk as well as other ready-to-drink products, such as Milo and Nescafé. The company is investing CHF47m (US$48.7m) to construct the new facility, which will be located in the city of Shah Alam. The move will create 160 jobs when the factory is fully operational in 2014, the company said.

“We are committed to supplying our consumers here with a range of tastier and healthier products to suit their needs and preferences,” Nestlé EVP and head of operations Jose Lopez said at a ground breaking ceremony. “Wherever Nestlé operates in the world, we invest for the long term.”