Nestlé, Whose Origins Date Back to the 1866, Is the World’s Largest Food and Beverage Company and Is Committed to Unlocking the Power of Food to Enhance the Quality of Life for Everyone, Today and for Generations to Come. In the Uae, Nestlé Operates Four Factories, as Well as Having Its Mena Head Office Located in Dubai, and Through Its Regional Operations Hub Exports Close to 100,000 Metric Tons of Goods to Around 30 Countries Every Year; Primarily to 19 Middle East and North Africa Countries, Plus Others in Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America.
The company produces a variety of coffee mixes, such as Nescafé 3 in1, and culinary products that include MAGGI bouillon and MAGGI soups. In addition, it manufactures milk powder (NIDO and NAN3), as well as to Kit-Kat and Macintosh Quality Street. Nestlé also has two water factories manufacturing Nestlé Pure Life water bottles, plus home and office offers.
Across the four factories, Nestlé employs over 1,200 personnel, and its state-of-the-art facilities follow the highest quality and safety standards, in addition to the latest smart technologies. And as you would expect of such a global leader, everything is in line with the company’s stringent environmental and sustainability commitments.
Responding to the Pandemic
In such challenging and fast-changing times, millions of people around the world rely on food manufacturers to provide them with the food and beverage products that they need. Since the start of the pandemic, the company’s priority has been to maintain production continuity and supply all of its foods, pet foods and beverages to consumers, even under the most testing conditions. As a result, all four of its factories in the UAE remained fully operational during the lockdown period.
Moreover, in addition to its strict hygiene measures, Nestlé has added new protocols and measures to its workplaces. Some of these measures include putting in place temperature screening machines to be used by employees before they enter their place of work, while also maintaining social distancing and the highest levels of hygiene and food safety across all of its factories. The company has also added new enhanced routines of daily deep cleaning of meeting rooms and workstations, which includes the cleaning of common areas with sanitisation every 30 minutes.
Contributing to Society
In an ongoing drive to tackle evolving needs stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, Nestlé has enhanced manufacturing at its two food and two water factories in the UAE to meet the increased demand on certain essential products. The company has also donated 200,000 food and beverage servings to relief efforts run by entities including the Dubai Health Authority, provided 60,000 face masks to hospitals, and supported local initiatives such as the Emirates Red Crescent ‘Homeland Fund’.
Furthermore, the company’s various divisions are contributing with their diverse areas of expertise. Nestlé Professional, for instance, continues to offer pragmatic support to
its business partners in the hospitality industry, as they reopen to welcome back their customers. This is being done through its ‘Always Open for You’ initiative, which has benefited over 600 foodservice outlets in the UAE. This has been achieved by providing over 125,000 Nescafé cups, payment term extensions, coffee machine rental fees suspensions, and the provision of free products, training, marketing and other services.
The local efforts are part of Nestlé mobilisations in the MENA region supporting more than 30 entities in 17 countries, where the company has so far impacted more than 100,000 families and donated 10 million food and beverage servings as part of an ongoing donations campaign.
In the UAE, Nestlé operates four factories
Through its regional operations hub exports close to 100,000 metric tons of goods to around 30 countries every year.
Nestlé has enhanced manufacturing at its two food and two water factories in the UAE to meet the increased demand on certain essential products