Nestle has opened a milk powder facility in Algeria to meet growing local demand.

The site in Oued Smar, about 20km south-east of capital city Algiers, will supply Nespray and Gloria packaged products to the rest of the country. The plant is Nestle's second factory in Algeria after it opened a bottled water facility in 2005.

"With this second factory, this is another footprint in Algeria which helps increase industry and business in the country," Nestle Algeria managing director Bertrand Sigwalt said.

"Algeria is a big market for powdered milk as consumers have increased their demand for the product."

The new facility is expected to create 50 jobs. The site will also help Nestle distribute other brands such as Nescafé and Nesquik from next year.