Nestlé makes $32 million investment in Smithtown factory

Nestlé will invest another $32 million in its Smithtown factory, bringing total investments in the site to nearly $80 million over the past decade.

The investment in the factory, which has been operating for over 100 years, will upgrade the Milo manufacturing line, introducing state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to the factory and supporting an increased production capacity.

In 2023, $2.5 million was invested to allow for collaborative productive developments, and in 2014, $40 million was invested to build a production facility for Nescafé coffee mixes.

James Garley, Factory Manager, said they’re committed to investing in continuous improvements and upgrades to the Smithtown factory so they can continue to proudly make iconic brands like Milo there.

“Over the next 12 months, the project will inject an estimated $20 million into the local economy and support almost 200 jobs as we construct a new building to house Milo production.

“It’s a complex project, but the team will work to ensure the facilities continue to deliver the choc-malt crunch of Milo that Australians have loved for generations.”

The upgrade is due to be completed by the end of 2024.

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