Nestlé is investing more than CHF 16 million in a new facility at one of its factories in Australia that will produce ready-to-drink medical supplements such as Resource, Isosource, and Sustagen.
A range of medical nutrition products will be manufactured at the site in the Australian town of Tongala in Victoria for Nestlé Health Science, a fully-owned subsidiary of Nestlé set up in January 2011. The factory currently produces Nestlé evaporated and condensed milk, plus a number of Maggi products. The Tongala manufacturing site will produce about 7,000 tons of products each year, which will be distributed across the rest of Australia and to some other countries in the region.
The newly-built extension, equipped with new technology and equipment, will also produce tube-feeding liquid products for people who have been hospitalized and are unable to eat normal food. These medical nutrition products are designed to help manage health conditions such as diabetes, renal disorders, and malnutrition.
Nestlé Health Science aims to pioneer a new industry between the traditional nutrition and pharmaceutical industries through the development of science-based personalized nutritional solutions and shaping a new approach to disease prevention and management.