Nestlé has announced a CHF160m (€150m) investment to expand its Nespresso production centre in Romont, Switzerland to meet increasing consumer demand for its premium coffees and support international development in the coming years.

The construction of a second production hall is set to start in June 2021. It will result in an augmented capacity of 10 new production lines dedicated to producing Nespresso coffees for the Vertuo and Professional ranges. The first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022.

“Despite the challenging times we have all been living in, this strategic long term investment reconfirms Nespresso’s continuous business success and leadership in the portioned coffee segment, which we pioneered back in 1986,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso.

“It also demonstrates our continued commitment to our Swiss roots and to the long-term economic development of the region and the country, with which we share values of quality, innovation and expertise.”