Nestlé opens €50 million pizza factory in Germany

August 19, 2013

Nestlé has inaugurated a 50 million extension to its Wagner frozen pizza factory in Germany. The company’s investment in the factory in Nonnweiler, Otzenhausen, announced in 2011, has increased production of Wagner-branded products including Big Pizza, Piccolinis, and Die Backfrische, while creating about 50 new jobs.

Pizzas manufactured at the facility include reduced fat, wholegrain, lactose-free, and organic varieties, which are produced without flavorings or additives.

“This is the most advanced production line for frozen pizza in Europe,” said Werner Bauer, Nestlé’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our investment here has enabled us to continue delivering innovations such as Die Backfrische, which focuses on fresh ingredients and has been one of the most successful pizza frozen launches in recent years.”

Nestlé’s investment in the Wagner factory is part of its efforts to strengthen its expertise in frozen and chilled foods.

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