Jun 20, 2014

Nestlé Austria celebrates its 130th anniversary

vitage image of Nestlé building in Grimmstein, Austria

Nestlé is celebrating 130 years presence in Austria where, in 1883, the company built its first production factory outside Switzerland. The factory, in Edlitz Grimmenstein, produced the infant cereals developed by Henri Nestlé, who founded the company in 1866 in the Swiss town of Vevey.

Today, Nestlé Austria has over 850 employees, including Cereal Partners Austria and Nespresso, and is situated in Vienna. The factory in Linz specialises in products from Nestlé Professional dedicated to our business to business division.

Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, an Austrian himself and Chairman of Nestlé Austria between 1993 and 1999, attended the birthday ceremony at Vienna’s Café Sacher. Among other milestones like Maggi, Gourmet, Felix and Schöller, Mr Brabeck-Letmathe highlighted the success of Nespresso in Austria: launched in 1999 the success of the pioneering capsule coffee brand has made Austria Nespresso’s sixth biggest market in terms of revenue.

As part of Nestlé’s European Youth Employment Initiative, Nestlé Austria will create 340 new jobs in the country from 2013 to 2016.