Case study: Nestlé UK – Coffee exports

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Our Tutbury manufacturing site represents a major manufacturing success story, not just for Nestlé, but also for the UK as a whole and for the region in particular. Over the past five years, Nestlé UK has invested a total of £325 million in Tutbury creating a world-class centre of coffee excellence.

In 2015, Nestlé produced over 2 billion Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee pods at its Tutbury factory, 85% of which were exported to 61 different markets around the world.

As part of the expansion at Tutbury, this world class coffee manufacturing facility combines all forms of coffee production including; freeze dried, spray dried and pod technology, all brought together on one site – enabling us to look for new opportunities during 2015.

In addition to Tutbury, our Dalston factory in Cumbria has seen 55% of our coffee’s total volume produced in 2015 exported and poured in cups all over the world!

During 2015, almost 15,000 tonnes of cappuccino mix were exported to 39 markets, equating to almost 55% of product. Markets include Germany, France and Holland as well as South America, Canada and Asia. During 2015, we see a growth of increase to a further 406 tonnes of volume to new markets such Australia, Mexico, China, Ecuador and Romania growing by another 529 tonnes in 2016.

Dalston will see an investment creating “cappuccino excellence” enabling a more efficient manufacturing process. This will see an investment of over £12 million to new and upgrade to current filling and packing lines through until end of 2016 to meet long term volume demands and customer needs of cappuccino mixes.