Nestlé Bangladesh Limited has started the operation of its state-of-art ‘Infant Formula Processing, Filling and Packaging Plant’ at Sreepur in Gazipur on Thursday.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun has inaugurated the plant virtually, said a press release.
The minister said, “This is a matter of satisfaction to me that Nestlé has kept their commitment to set up a world-class factory in Bangladesh.”
This state of art plant as a part of adding the latest technology and innovation has been introduced to produce high-quality Infant formula products in Bangladesh.
Globally, Infant Formula products are the result of the latest advancement of science and research in Nestlé R&D world, and only 34 factories in the world have this kind of plant.
Nestlé Bangladesh Managing Director Deepal Abeywickrema conveyed heartfelt thanks to the relevant stakeholders of the government for their enormous support in every step of the entire process from construction to operations of the ‘Infant Formula Processing, Filling & Packaging Plant’.
“Driven by purpose and touching the lives of millions by addressing their daily nutritional needs, we take pride in bringing nutritionally superior products to people of Bangladesh with highest standards of safety and quality in our world class facility at Sreepur factory”, he added.
As part of Nestlé’s strong commitment to the people of Bangladesh, the investment of Tk 1.5 Bio will bring more opportunities including employment generation, innovation, and technological advancements in this country along with most scientifically advanced Nutrition products.
Nestlé has contributed TK 6 bio (directly and indirectly) to national exchequer last year and awarded the Highest Taxpayer Award in Food and Allied Category in last 5 years in a row.
Md Sirazul Islam Khan, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Suresh Narayanan, Market Head of Nestlé South Asia Region, Arshad Chaudhry, Nutrition Business Head of Nestlé Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa, Stefan Bernhard, Regional Manager of Nestlé Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa, Christian Schmid, Head of Technical of Nestlé Zone AOA, among others, were present on the occasion.