Mondelez increases Oreo, Belvita capasity

Mondelez increases Oreo, Belvita capasity

Mondelez International has said it will invest US$100m in a biscuit manufacturing plant at an existing factory in the Czech Republic.

The new facility will produce Oreo cookies and Belvita breakfast biscuits and will create 200 jobs, the company said.

Since 2009, Oreo and Belvita sales have grown 25% and 18% respectively in Europe. The company said the new capacity would allow it to keep pace with increasing demand.

"We've seen phenomenal growth in our biscuit business in recent years, especially our Oreo and Belvita power brands. This new facility will help us keep up with future demand by creating additional capacity. We've used all of our supply chain and R&D expertise to create a state-of-the-art factory with lines capable of making over a million Oreo biscuits a day. After it is completed, this plant will be a model in our global supply chain network," Phil Hodges, integrated supply chain senior vice president for Mondelez's European operations, said.

Since 2010, Mondelez has invested $240m across its European biscuits network. 

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Mondelez International Invests over $100 Million in New European Biscuit Factory

200 new roles to support growth of Oreo and belVita Power Brands

Builds on company's $240 million investment in European biscuit manufacturing since 2011

Consistent with global strategy to drive sustainable, profitable growth

ZURICH, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International has today announced plans to invest over $100 million in a state-of-the-art biscuit manufacturing plant at its Opava site in the Czech Republic. The investment will create 200 new roles making Oreo cookies and belVita breakfast biscuits.

Since 2009, net revenues for Oreo and belVita have grown 25 percent and 18 percent respectively in Europe. This plant will create new capacity to allow the business to keep pace with future demand.

Speaking about the launch, Phil Hodges, Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez Europe, said: "We've seen phenomenal growth in our biscuit business in recent years, especially our Oreo and belVita Power Brands. This new facility will help us keep up with future demand by creating additional capacity. We've used all of our supply chain and R&D expertise to create a state-of-the-art factory with lines capable of making over a million Oreo biscuits a day. After it is completed, this plant will be a model in our global supply chain network."

The announcement is consistent with Mondelez International's commitment to invest in advantaged assets to drive sustainable and profitable growth. It builds on $240 million investment across European biscuits network since 2010, including sites in France, the UK and Central Europe.

Original source: Mondelez International