Nestlé to Build New Plant in Ukraine

Dec. 13, 2022
It would make sauces, soups and other products for domestic and international markets.

Nestlé is investing $42.9 million in a new processing facility in western Ukraine, bringing an additional 1,500 jobs to the war-torn nation.

The facility is slated to be built in Smolyhiv in the Volyn region, producing sauces, soups, instant foods and seasonings for the domestic market and elsewhere in Europe. It would be one of the few foreign industrial investments in Ukraine since Russia invaded in February.

"This is an important move for Nestlé, taken in a very challenging time for the country," Alessandro Zanelli, Nestlé chief executive officer for South Eastern Europe Market, said in a statement quoted by Reuters.

About the Author

Pan Demetrakakes | Senior Editor

Pan has written about the food and beverage industry for more than 25 years. His areas of coverage have included formulations, processing, packaging, marketing and retailing. Pan worked for Food Processing Magazine for six years in the 1990s, where he was operations editor (his current role), touring dozens of food plants of every description. He has also worked for Packaging and Food & Beverage Packaging magazines, the latter as chief editor, during which he won three ASBPE awards. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in communications.

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