Nestlé Malaysia has expanded its Chembong Factory in Negeri Sembilan, making it the world’s largest Milo manufacturing site and global Centre of Excellence.
The manufacturing facility has been upgraded with state-of-the-art production lines to boost capacity by 30 per cent, to meet growing domestic demand and for export to over 20 countries.
The Milo Chembong Factory, which has been in operation since 1993, manufactures Milo powder, Milo 3 in 1 and Milo Kosong, and has the largest factory workforce of its six sites in the Southeast Asian country.
“Investments from high-impact industries, such as Nestlé Malaysia are integral to our vision of driving robust economic growth in Malaysia and Negeri Sembilan, which is outlined in our Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 plan. Not only is this a testament to our economic potential in Negeri Sembilan, but also the investment-friendly policies implemented by the State,” YAB dato’ Seri Haji Aminuddin bin Harun, Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan said.
“Nestlé Malaysia’s investment to upgrade and expand the Milo factory in Chembong will continue to create jobs for the youth and spur more opportunities for local businesses.”
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad CEO Juan Aranols said there is economic opportunities in Malaysia and is the reason the company has been steadily investing in growing the business.
“Our investment of RM90 million to establish our Chembong Factory in Negeri Sembilan as the world’s largest Milo Manufacturing site and global Centre of Excellence is in line with our commitment to continue enhancing our manufacturing operations and produce nutritious and high-quality made-in-Malaysia Halal products for all Malaysians,” Aranols said.
“The investment into the existing Chembong factory has allowed our Milo manufacturing facility to optimise our operations and productivity improvements through automation and digitalisation, as well as leverage economies of scale.”
Malaysia is a key market for Nestlé globally and a key manufacturing hub in Asia, according to Chris Johnson, executive vice president and CEO of Zone Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa, Nestlé S.A.
“This expansion is a testament to our drive to ensure strong, profitable and sustainable growth, in tandem with our commitment to continue investing in Malaysia as a key manufacturing hub for the Nestlé Group,” he said.