With an investment of $340 million, the plant creates 1,200 new jobs in the region and makes Mexico Nestlé’s main coffee producer globally.
Special guest Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, attended the factory’s opening event. He commented: “With the inauguration of this plant, Nestlé is supporting close to 100,000 coffee producers in Mexico. This demonstrates the importance of the public and private sectors working together to bring investment to our country.”
The new factory leverages state-of-the-art equipment and green energies to reduce water and energy consumption. It uses wastewater treatment systems to ensure 100 percent of water recirculation, zero wastewater discharges and zero waste to landfills. And it consumes 100 percent green electricity and is equipped with a biomass boiler that will use the biological waste from the coffee process to generate energy.
“The coffee factory is one of the most technologically advanced in the world and our company’s most modern and sustainable coffee plant,” added Fausto Costa, Executive President of Nestlé Mexico.
Nestlé’s global initiative (Nescafé Plan) supports the sustainable production and supply of green coffee, strengthens small producers’ production capacity and promotes the economic and social development of their families and communities. The Nescafé supply chain comprises 80,000 Mexican coffee growers, and Nestlé has pledged to ensure that by 2025, 100 percent of the coffee it purchases is responsibly sourced.