Nestlé has invested CHF 26 million (~$29 million) to expand its ice cream factory in Egypt, one of the company’s biggest ice cream markets in the world. Nestlé began selling its products in Egypt over 100 years ago and the investment in new manufacturing lines will help meet growing demand for Nestlé and Dolce brands. Demand for ice cream has also enabled Nestlé to create an additional new 200 jobs with this year’s investment.
Ice creams produced at the factory are distributed locally as well as being exported to northeast Africa—to countries including Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, and Tunisia. The factory also produces the super-premium Mövenpick products, exported to Malaysia. The investment at the ice cream factory also includes the introduction of some of the most advanced food production lines of any of Nestlé’s ice cream plants.
Further significant investments are planned in the coming years to develop the factory’s mixing, processing, chocolate coating, and cone filling equipment.