On 9 June 2016, Danone Nutricia gave the official go-ahead to commence construction of its new, 240-million-euro state-of-the-art production facility at Cuijk, in the Netherlands. The factory, which will produce baby-food products for more than 80 countries, signals Danone’s largest investment to-date in its European production capacity, doubling its current output.
Danone Nutricia elected to reflect its commitment to sustainability in the construction of the facility, which will be highly energy-efficient and conform to the strictest legislation on CO2 emissions. With a surface area of 49,000m2 the new factory will consist of two 45-metre-high drying towers, a 26-metre mixing tower and new laboratory and office installations.
The new factory will be fully operational at the end of 2017 and will produce specialized food products for babies and infants with, for example, special dietary needs or food allergies. Early in 2018, the entire project will be completed and the current production facility, in the center of Cuijk, will be closed.
The new facility marks not only a milestone in the 100-year history between Nutricia and Cuijk, but also a milestone in the journey of Nutricia and Danone. Nutricia’s strong link to the region continues, as does its commitment to its employees and their specialized knowledge.
The new facility is in close proximity to Danone’s R&D center at the Utrecht Science Park, where research is conducted into Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition.
Source: Danone Nutricia press release, 9 June 2016