Snacks giant Mondelez International today (14 June) officially unveiled five new production lines at its biscuit plant in the Czech Republic.

Mondelez revealed it has invested US$200m at the factory in Opava since 2014.

The facility, which employs nearly 1,000 people, produces some of the company’s “power brands”, such as Oreo, Belvita, Milka and Cadbury, for the European market. 

Mondelez said the investment supports the company’s global growth strategy to create a “best-in-class integrated supply chain and to deliver consumer-inspired quality and innovation that meet changing consumer preferences”.

Daniel Myers, executive vice president, integrated supply chain, said: “The investment in our Opava plant is a great example of our global effort to build a world-class supply chain that reduces complexity and increases flexibility while being cost-conscious. 

“We’re focused on winning with our consumers and customers, and we’re becoming a more nimble organisation as we simplify and modernise our operations and production capacity for today and the future. 

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“By undertaking these changes, we’re making our company more efficient, creating the fuel we need to invest in our brands and our people – our most important assets – and deliver sustainable, profitable growth for our shareholders.”  

The investment has been partly used to fund the installation of “five state-of-the-art manufacturing lines of the future”.