Nestlé Vietnam officially opened the Nestlé Bong Sen Distribution Center in northern Hung Yen province on March 12.

Located on the premises of the Nestlé Bong Sen factory at the Thang Long Industrial Park II, it will become Nestlé’s largest distribution center in Vietnam’s north.

Its opening not only helps Nestlé Vietnam send its products to consumers in northern and north-central cities and provinces in the shortest possible time but also promotes the development of local economies.

Geographically, this is an area with a competitive advantage in terms of location, optimizing the supply and delivery of food and beverage products.

The distribution center is also equipped with leading technology in operations and the management of goods, including the Obiter Robot advanced automation technology and SAP software (enterprise management software), which help to optimize area, double cargo capacity, and minimize occupational safety risks for those directly handling goods.

Nestlé Vietnam also announced plans to install more production lines for its Milo drinks at the Nestlé Bong Sen factory, doubling capacity.

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Bui The Cu, Deputy Chairman of the Hung Yen Provincial People’s Committee, acknowledged the efforts of Nestlé Vietnam, which despite only beginning operations in May 2017 has contributed greatly to the provincial budget. “The distribution center will help to bring Nestlé’s products to consumers faster and ensure food hygiene and safety while reducing time, costs, and risks in transport,” he added. “Nestlé has pioneered the application of Obiter Robot technology to maximize land use and ensure workplace safety. It is expected to be an example of the application of Industry 4.0 for other businesses to follow.”

H.E. Beatrice Maser Mallor, Ambassador of Switzerland in Vietnam, told the ceremony that Nestlé’s investment vision and long-term investment commitment in Vietnam confirms the country’s potential as an increasingly attractive business destination. “Nestlé Vietnam has become a popular consumer goods manufacturing company - a company with famous brands such as Milo, La Vie, Nescafé, Maggi, and many others,” she said.

Mr. Ganesan Ampalavanar, General Director of Nestlé Vietnam, said the opening of the distribution center is testament to Nestlé implementing long-term, sustainable, and inclusive investment in Vietnam. “We are also delighted that the Milo brand has seen impressive growth in Vietnam’s north just two years after the Nestlé Bong Sen factory came into operation, becoming the leading nutrition drink,” he said.

Nestlé has six factories in Vietnam with more than 2,300 employees nationwide. Its total investment in the country now stands at nearly $560 million.

The company has received a Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Planning and Investment for its outstanding achievements in foreign investment over a period of 30 years in Vietnam and it was one of the ten most-sustainable enterprises in Vietnam in 2018.