Nestlé Malaysia has debuted its expanded Chembong factory in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, to establish the facility as the world’s largest Milo manufacturing site and global Center of Excellence. This expansion upgrades the manufacturing facility with production lines to optimize capacity and efficiency to deliver higher productivity and competitiveness. The 30% capacity increase will cater to growing domestic demand and for export to over 20 countries.
Since the start of operations in 1993, the Milo Chembong factory has been a key contributor to the local economy, offering work opportunities to its surrounding local communities. The Chembong factory complex currently employs Nestlé’s largest factory workforce among its six factories in Malaysia.
“We strongly believe in the economic opportunities in Malaysia. That is why we have been steadily investing into growing our business for over 100 years in the country,” said Juan Aranols, CEO, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad. “Our investment of RM90 million [approximately $21.5 million] to establish our Chembong factory in Negeri Sembilan as the world’s largest Milo manufacturing site and global Center of Excellence is in line with our commitment to continue enhancing our manufacturing operations and produce nutritious and high-quality made-in-Malaysia Halal products for all Malaysians.”
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