PROFILE OF THE COMPANY
Nestlé with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé and is today the world's biggest food and beverage company. Sales at the end of 2004 were CHF 87 bn, with a net profit of CHF 6.7 bn. We employ around 247,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world.
The Company's strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. Nestlé's existing products grow through innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in geographic activities and product lines. Long-term potential is never sacrificed for short-term performance. The Company's priority is to bring the best and most relevant products to people, wherever they are, …show more content…
Nestle started its manufacturing operations with Milkmaid in 1962 at Moga factory. Manufacturing of Nescafe started in 1964 at the same factory. The company set up another factory at Cherambadi in Tamil Nadu, for manufacture of infant foods, coffee etc. For almost two decades there were no new additions of manufacturing facilities due to restrictive policy environment. The company set up its Nanjangad (Karnataka) factory in 1989 and the Samlakha (Haryana) factory in 1992. The Ponda (Goa) factory started operations in 1995. The Company set up its sixth manufacturing unit in 1997 at Bicholim in Goa
Since Henri Nestlé developed the first milk food for infants in 1867, and saved the life of a neighbor’s child, the Nestlé Company has aimed to build a business based on sound human values and principles.
While our Nestlé Corporate Business Principles will continue to evolve and adapt to a changing world, our basic foundation is unchanged from the time of the origins