Nestle has extended an R&D centre in Switzerland amid growing demand for infant formula and healthcare products.

The Swiss food giant is building a spray drying tower, installations for “wet mix” processing and extra production lines for powdered products at its “product technology centre” in Konolfingen.

“The new extension facilitates continuous innovation of our product portfolio in different Nestlé businesses – infant nutrition, dairy, beverages, Nestle Professional and Nestlé Health Science,” a Nestle R&D spokesperson said. “The demand for projects has increased over the years, especially in the areas of infant nutrition and healthcare nutrition.”

Nestle has had an R&D site at Konolfingen for 40 years. In 2011, it spent CHF200m (US$209.8m) opening a production unit at the facility.

The investment will support Nestle Health Science, a division that seeks to build a third way between nutrition and pharmaceuticals.

For the first six months of 2012, Nestle Health Science reported double-digit sales growth in both North America and emerging markets.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.