14-NESTLE+PROJECT - PROFILE OF THE COMPANY Nestl with...

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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, whatever their needs, throughout their lives. Submitted by SUHAS S DHAGE. 1
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BACKGROUND Nestle was promoted by Nestle Alimentana, Switzerland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestle Holdings Ltd., Nassau, Bahama Islands. Nestle is one of the oldest food MNC operating in India, with a presence of over a century. For a long time, Nestle India’s operations were restricted to importing and trading of condensed milk and infant food. Over the years, the Company expanded its product range with new products in instant coffee, noodles, sauces, pickles, culinary aids, chocolates and confectionery, dairy products and mineral water. Nestle was incorporated as a limited company in 1959. In 1978, the Company issued shares to the Indian public to reduce its foreign holdings to 40%. Its name was changed from Foods Specialties Ltd. to the current name in 1981.The parent held 51% stake in the company as at 2000 end. It has FIPB approval to hike stake by 10% and has been gradually acquiring shares from the open market. Parent stake in the company as at 2001 end stood at 53.8%. The parent plans to continue hiking stake through open market purchases. Nestle India Ltd, 51% subsidiary of Nestle SA, is among the leading branded food player in the country. It has a broad based presence in the foods sector with leading market shares in instant coffee, infant foods, milk products and noodles. It has also strengthened its presence in chocolates, confectioneries and other semi processed food products during the last few years. The company has launched Dairy Products like UHT Milk, Butter and Curd and also ventured into the mineral water segment in 2001. Nestle’s leading brands include Cerelac, Nestum, Nescafe, Maggie, Kitkat, Munch and Pure Life . Submitted by SUHAS S DHAGE. 2
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PLANT LOCATIONS 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
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