Few multinational food producers can claim such a long history in Asia as Nestlé. The world’s biggest food company has operated in countries like Singapore, India, Japan, the Philippines for over 100 years.
Dishing up new formulations of popular food products to please these diverse consumers can be a tall order. But it is one that Singapore is well-suited to fulfil, with our strengths as a major research and manufacturing centre for Nestlé.
The Swiss giant employs more than 1300 people across a variety of functions:
Nestlé operates its largest malt extract manufacturing plant in Jurong, as well as a world-class infant formula manufacturing plant in Tuas.
Nestlé's R&D Centre in Singapore was the first in Asia when it was set up in 1980. The Centre is responsible for the global product development of NESCAFÉ White Coffee Cup and MILO, as well as the group’s Ambient Culinary regional business. Some 120 experts from 20 different nationalities work on tailoring products to suit local health needs, such as reducing sugar, fat and salt in food, without losing their locally-adapted tastes.
The facility also houses Nestlé’s global and regional training centre for food scientists and engineers, as well as its Quality Assurance Centre.
In 2016, the Nestlé Research Centre Asia, which will have a strong focus on Healthy Ageing, was set up. It is an extension of Nestlé’s strategic innovation partnership with the Singapore government’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR).
- Regional treasury centre
Nestle taps on Singapore’s capabilities as a tax-efficient, financial hub for Asia to handle key treasury activities such as foreign exchange, cash and risk management.