Danone has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art Nutricia production facility in Cuijk, the Netherlands.
It took over three years to build the new energy-efficient, zero-waste plant, with a total investment of €240 million - the company’s largest investment in its European production network in the last ten years.
“At Danone, we believe the health of people and the planet are interconnected, as expressed through our company vision ‘One Planet. One Health’,” said Veronique Penchienati-Bosetta, executive vice president, Danone Specialised Nutrition.
“Our new Nutricia Cuijk facility is a significant investment towards achieving that vision. At this facility, we’ll be producing food for vulnerable babies; and we’re also doing everything we can to preserve a healthy and clean environment for future generations.”
More Production, Fewer Emissions
The facility will primarily produce specialised infant formula that meets the needs of infants diagnosed with specific medical conditions – such as cow’s milk protein allergy, as well as standard infant formula.
The plant has been ‘built to spec’ to drive the company’s expansion plans its range of specialised infant formula products tailored for babies with specific health needs.
The new plant will replace the old existing plant in Cujik, which the company said it will gradually phase out.
The new plant is expected to double production once fully operational, and will use 60% less water, 25% less energy and emit 50% less CO2 than the legacy plant.
It will also be powered by 100% renewable electricity.
“Producing such highly specialised infant formula, our new facility builds on the scientific heritage of Nutricia, coupled with the latest green technologies. Today’s opening ceremony marks the next chapter for Nutricia Cuijk – here in the Netherlands, and as part of the Danone family,” Penchienati-Bosetta added.
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