Nestlé to expand pet food factory in Hungary
16 January 2023 10:57
Nestlé, the food production giant headquartered in Vevey in the canton of Vaud in Western Switzerland, has announced that it will be making an additional investment in its site located in Bük, a Hungarian town located in the west of the country close to the Austrian border. An ultramodern, automated warehouse facility and production plant for wet pet food is to be constructed at a cost of roughly 350 million Swiss francs. According to a press release, this latest investment will create a further 250 jobs in Bük.
At present, a total of 1,400 people work at the site in Bük, which primarily produces for the Purina cat food brand. Nestlé has gradually expanded the site over recent years and is currently implementing several investment projects. Two years ago, the company announced an investment of around 125 million Swiss francs, while further investment projects totalling 87 million Swiss francs were initiated just last year. In this context, innovative robots have been purchased, among other aspects. The plant in Bük is now one of the largest Nestlé pet food factories in Europe.
Nestlé has been operating in Hungary for around 30 years now. The company is the largest Swiss investor and employer in the country. ssp