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03|07|2018

Nestlé concentrates its information technology activities in Spain

Nestlé has decided to reorganize its global information technology (IT) activities and essentially to concentrate them in its technology center in Barcelona. The aim of the Swiss company is to speed up its digital transformation and prepare itself to be able to respond rapidly to the new technological changes on the horizon.

The reorganization will lasts for around 18 months and affect 500 employees in the company's IT area in Switzerland, who will be offered transfers, early retirement or support in finding new employment. For the time being, a period of consultation has been opened to hear their concerns.

Nespresso is one the group's companies whose operations will be transferred. In this case, it will use the eCommerce and supply chain centers in Spain and Portugal and offer transfers to the 80 employees affected by the change.

Production plant workers will not be affected. The company's workforce in Switzerland has grown from 6,700 employees in 2003 to 10,100 in 2017.

Sustainability in the Cantabria plant
The Nestlé factory in La Penilla de Cayón (Cantabria) has recently undergone a change, although not in its workforce but in its infrastructure. Between 2010 and 2017, the company invested 12 million euros to improve the environmental efficiency of this plant, one of the ten it has in Spain. For example, an investment of over four million euros went to renewing the turbine in the cogeneration plant, which produces 85% of the energy it consumes.

This plant produces baby formula, soluble cocoa, chocolates, confectionery products and powdered milk drinks. One of the latest investments consists of installing an air heater for the milk drying tower. Previously, between 2012 and 2015, an investment of 1.5 million euros went to installing closed circuits in the cooling systems for the production processes, leading to an 83% reduction in water consumption for each ton of product manufactured.

According to Alberto López Caballero, manager of the La Penilla plant: “Once again these investments are evidence of Nestlé's aim to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future by preserving resources for coming generations, and offer a further example of our commitment to the planet”.

Last updated: 11|07|2018

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