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Nespresso opens $307m production facility in Switzerland

Published 11 September 2015

Nespresso has opened a new CHF300m ($307m) production facility at Romont in Switzerland in order to expand production of Grands Crus for the VertuoLine machine, which was introduced in the US and Canada in 2014.

Nespresso Romont

The facility will also take up production of classic Nespresso capsules.

Since 2002, this has been the third production facility of Nespresso in Switzerland. Other facilities are located at Avenches and Orbe.

The Romont production facility will support the development of the Nespresso brand in overseas markets, especially the US and Canada.

Last March, Nespresso rolled out VertuoLine system, which gives large cups of coffee rather than espressos to consumers.

From 2016, the 14 Grands Crus for VertuoLine will be manufactured in Romont.

The Romont facility has provided 125 jobs, bringing the total number of employees in Switzerland to 2,300.

Besides compliance with the LEED criteria, the sustainability initiatives taken up at the site include the use of 20% recycled materials for construction, and an 18% drop in energy consumption due to heat recovery as result of use of triple glazed windows, and LED lighting.

Since 2002, Nespresso has invested more than CHF1.1bn ($1.12bn) in industrial facilities in the Vaud and Fribourg regions.

Headquarted in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 62 countries.

Image: Nestle's Romont production facility. Photo: Courtesy of Nestlé Nespresso SA.