Nestlé USA Invests $675 Million to Build Factory in Glendale
09 Mar, 2022
Investment will support the long-term growth of Nestlé’s beverage business and create more than 350 jobs
Nestlé USA announced a $675 million investment to build a new beverage facility in Glendale, Arizona. The 630,000-square-foot factory is expected to be operational in 2024, creating over 350 jobs.
The facility, which will sit on 143.6 net acres of land in Glendale, will produce high-quality creamers for Nestlé’s category-leading portfolio, including the Coffee mate, Coffee mate natural bliss, and Starbucks brands, with the ability to expand to additional beverages in the future.
“Nestlé selecting Arizona is great news,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Manufacturing in our state is surging and Nestlé’s decision adds to this momentum, as well as bringing diversification to this fast growing sector of our economy.”
Once operational, the Glendale facility will join Nestlé USA’s robust network of 14 existing food and beverage factories across the U.S. It will be the company’s most technologically advanced factory and distribution center, utilizing innovative digital tools and offering flexibility to meet the changes in consumer demand.
“Beverages play an increasingly important role in the lives of consumers, a trend that’s been accelerated by the pandemic and is expected to continue to grow. This investment illustrates our continued commitment to leading and growing categories where we play, providing consumers with a variety of high-quality, innovative products to meet their needs,” said Daniel Jhung, President of Beverage, Nestlé USA. “We appreciate the partnership from state and local officials and look forward to contributing to the local economy and Glendale community for many years to come, including through the creation of over 350 jobs.”
Arizona provides an ideal environment for Nestlé’s operations, offering close proximity to customers and consumers in the western U.S., reducing transport timelines and emissions.
“As one of the world’s most admired food brands, we are excited to welcome Nestlé USA to Arizona,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Nestlé’s investment for their sustainable and innovative beverage manufacturing facility is a valued addition to Arizona’s manufacturing industry, creating quality jobs in Glendale while making a positive impact in the community.”
Over the past two years, Nestlé in the U.S. has invested nearly $3 billion to enhance its manufacturing footprint and in-house capabilities – from new factories and expansions to operational changes that help meet its sustainability targets. Nestlé’s investment in Arizona strengthens its market position and enhances its manufacturing capabilities to meet increased consumer demand for its products.
“We are honored to welcome the largest food and beverage company to Glendale’s New Frontier,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “Their commitment to long-term positive impact aligns directly with the City’s vision and we look forward to having them join our community. The significant impact of their fiscal investment and the jobs created will be seen for years to come.”
“Nestlé selecting Greater Phoenix for its most innovative factory and distribution center is a testament to the region’s infrastructure and ability to fulfill the demands of industry giants,” said Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “A multinational food and drink leader, Nestlé is a welcomed addition to our burgeoning manufacturing ecosystem, creating hundreds of job opportunities for local residents while using the latest technology to minimize its ecological footprint.”
This facility will be designed with sustainability at the forefront including: a water recycling process to reduce water usage, zero waste to landfill and fully recyclable product packaging made from food-safe recycled plastic. Also, in support of the company’s ambition for zero environmental impact in its operations by 2030, the facility will strive for 100% renewable energy by 2025.
Nestlé will bring more than 350 jobs to the community – hiring for professional staff, manufacturing and production leaders, technical staff, engineers and more. Hiring will begin this summer and continue throughout 2023.