PONDA: Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Thursday inaugurated a new manufacturing facility of Nestle India at Usgao. The plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 700 crore.
Nestle’s global head for human resources, Mr Jean Marc Duvoisin along with the chairman and managing director of Nestle India Mr Antonio Helio Waszyk were also present for the function.
In his brief address, Mr Parrikar assured that his government will extend full support to industries in the state by creating a conducive environment. On a lighter note, he said, “It is one of the few industries where one gets a pleasant smell while walking through the processing units.”
In his address, Mr Duvoisin informed that the company has eight facilities in the country with Goa being the only state with two facilities. He said Nestle has been carrying out operations in India for the last 100 years. He added that India remains an important place or Nestle as the company has deep roots here and the decision of the company to invest Rs 700 crore in their Goa unit is an indication of a happy and conducive environment with an excellent cooperation from the government.
Mr Waszyk said the decision to invest in Goa was not difficult as there is a disciplined environment that supports productivity. He said that the decision to invest in its chocolate and confectionery business in India will strengthen their competitive advantage and create value for everyone.
He informed that during the past two to three years, the company has invested over Rs 700 crore in Goa in setting up the new plant and modernising the others and added that the factories have a responsible workforce that has a positive approach in creating a harmonious environment and culture of productivity.