Nespresso has marked the start of the construction of the expansion of its production centre in Romont, Switzerland. The laying of the first stone of the second production hall took place in the presence of representatives of the canton of Fribourg, the district of Glâne and the municipality of Romont, and in a restricted committee due to COVID measures.
The CHF 160 million investment in this new structure will answer to the increasing consumer demand for Nespresso’s high-quality premium coffees and support international development in the coming years.
The construction of this second production hall will allow to double the production capacity with 10 new lines dedicated to Nespresso Vertuo and Professional coffee ranges, as well as the creation of 300 new jobs by 2030. The first new production lines are expected to be fully operational by June 2022. The recruitment for the new site has already begun and over 100 people will be hired by the end of this year.
“I am delighted that the first stone of our new production hall in Romont has been laid. This foundation illustrates our Swiss and regional roots and symbolizes the continued success of Nespresso. It is a story that began in 1986, and it is with great joy that we write a new chapter today. All those involved can be proud of this great adventure,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso.
"I am delighted with the laying of this first stone. This event marks a new stage in Nespresso's significant contribution to the region. It is also a strong signal of the company's confidence in the economic development of our canton, in particular in its ambitions for innovation and excellence. I would like to congratulate Nespresso for the efforts that the company has put in place, barely 6 years after the construction of the first building. It’s excellent news for the continuation of our partnership in the years to come," declared the State Councillor and Vice-President of the Government, Olivier Curty, in charge of the economy of the canton of Fribourg.
The Romont factory, inaugurated in 2015, is the center of excellence for the production of Nespresso’s Vertuo coffees now available in 24 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. In the last two years, Nespresso strengthened its operations in Romont with the addition of 4 new production lines and the creation of 50 new jobs, while inaugurating a new Product Development Center and a Coffee Campus in 2018, fostering coffee innovation and expertise.