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NESTLÉ VIETNAM LAUNCHES CUTTING-EDGE DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN HUNG YEN

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:02

Swiss-backed nutrition firm Nestlé Vietnam inaugurated its Hung Yen distribution centre yesterday, its biggest in the northern region, as testament to the company’s commitment to long-term investment, sustainable and inclusive development in the Vietnamese market.

The Bong Sen centre, located on the premises of the Nestlé Bong Sen production plant in Thang Long II Industrial Park in Hung Yen province’s My Hao district is kitted out with most state-of-the art production and management technologies, such as Obiter Robot and SAP, helping the company to optimise storage, while reducing workplace risks for workers.

 

Nestlé Vietnam is the first company in Vietnam to make efforts to use cutting-edge automation technology Obitor Robot in its Vietnamese distribution system.

 

The new centre will help significantly shorten distribution time of the company’s products to consumers in the northern and north-central regions, while propelling the development of the local economy.

 

The new centre will help significantly shorten distribution time of the company’s products to consumers in the northern and north-central regions, while propelling the development of the local economy.

 

Also on the occasion, Nestlé Vietnam announced the plan to add MILO instant drink production lines to its Nestlé Bong Son plant, helping to double the plant’s production capacity.

 

The plan helps scale up Nestlé Vietnam’s total investment in Hung Yen province to more than $100 million by 2020.

 

Addressing the event, Bui The Cu, Deputy Chairman of the Hung Yen People’s Committee, hailed the company’s significant contribution to the province’s budget despite its short operations from May 2017.

 

“With the new distribution centre, Nestlé’s quality products will come to consumers faster and more hygienically, while reducing transportation time, costs, and related risks,” said Cu.

 

He also praised Nestlé for its leading role in 4.0 technology application – through the application of Obiter Robot technology in the distribution centre – to optimise the use of land and assure labour safety.

 

“I hope Nestlé will be an example for other enterprises to follow,” Cu added.

According to Beatrice Maser Mallor, ambassador of Switzerland to Vietnam, Nestlé’s long-term investment vision for and commitment to Vietnam reflects the country’s potential as an increasingly attractive business location.

 

“Nestlé in Vietnam is much more than just a range of popular consumer goods. The Nestlé brand is intrinsically linked to some of Switzerland’s core values. Among these is an uncompromising commitment to the highest possible quality standards.”

 

“This new distribution centre, with modern facilities, including the use of robotics, will contribute even more to better food hygiene in Vietnam, thus enabling the healthier and happier lives of Vietnamese consumers,” she said.

 

Nestlé Vietnam’s managing director Ganesan Ampalavanar said the launching of the Nestlé Bong Sen distribution centre is a testament to the company’s commitment to long-term investment, sustainable and inclusive development in Vietnam.

 

“We are happy to see that the Nestlé Milo brand recorded an impressive growth in the northern region nearly two years after the Nestlé Bong Sen plant was put into operation in Hung Yen, and that it is listed among the premium nutritional drinks by consumers,” said Ampalavanar.

 

In Vietnam, Nestlé operates six factories with more than 2,300 employees. Through continuous investment expansion, the company’s total investment capital in Vietnam has reached $560 million.

 

Nestlé Vietnam was conferred a certificate of merit by the Ministry of Planning and Investment for its outstanding achievements in Vietnam’s 30-year foreign investment journey and was listed as one of the 10 most sustainable businesses in Vietnam in 2018.