Our products are manufactured in five facilities scattered around the country, from Islamabad in the north, to Karachi in the south. Two state-of-the-art multipurpose factories are located in the agricultural heartland of the Punjab, and the remaining three are dedicated to producing our trusted brands of bottled water. As
citizens of Pakistan, we consider it our duty to make sure that our manufacturing processes are clean, hygienic and safe. We are constantly working to reduce emissions at our factories, reducing and treating wastewater, and making our packaging environmentally friendly.
Regular audits have confirmed that our factories' environmental management meets the Nestlé international standard. As is the Nestlé policy around the world, we care for our people. We uphold the principles of the UN Global Compact and encourage women to participate.
At the very heart of the Punjab's major milk district stands our Sheikhupura factory, a vast state-of-the-art operation that produces many of our most popular products such as MILKPAK
UHT milk, low-fat high-calcium NESVITA
products, NESTLÉ PURE LIFE
and yogurt. The factory commenced operations as part of Milkpak Ltd in 1981. At the time it produced only UHT milk, but by 1988 had expanded to produce butter, cream and ghee, as well as fruit drinks. In 1988, it became part of the joint Milkpak venture, and, soon after, NIDO
milk powder started being produced here.
As the needs of Pakistani consumers grew, we added the capacity to manufacture new products. In 1998 we started supplying dairy mixes to McDonald's. A plant to produce the popular Nestlé NESTLÉ PURE LIFE
bottled water was also commissioned. In recent years, the plant's capacity has been enhanced to
produce fruit yoghurt, tea whitener, cream and raita, as well as low-fat, high-calcium dairy products, sold under the NESVITA
In 1990, Milkpak acquired the Kabirwala factory, located in Khanewal district of the Punjab, as a subsidiary. By 1997 it was a fully owned unit of Nestlé Pakistan Ltd. Soon after it was acquired, we began upgrading its capacity. In 1992 we added a MAGGI Noodles
plant was added and 1996 saw an additional of a milk powder.
Over the years, the Kabirwala factory was constantly enhanced. EVERYDAY
tea whitening powder was introduced in 2002 and revolutionised tea and coffee drinking in homes and offices around the country.
In 2005, the factory continued to make notable achievements. 2006 has seen the commencement of Kabirwala Extension Project that would be completed in April 2007 at a cost of about Rs. 4.0 billion. The project has seen expansion of milk processing capacity to triple its current size, both for powder and liquid. The factory Is also currently producing Nido (started in 1998) and Milkpak UHT (started in 2006).
In 2001 we acquired the AVA
water factory in Islamabad. It became a fully owned unit in 2003, and we immediately instituted a programme of major improvement to bring the facility on par with international standards.
Over the years, better and more efficient machinery has been introduced. This has helped us speed up production, and provide our consumers with their favourite brands of bottled water in convenient package sizes.
We are proud that the Islamabad factory has made efforts to bring Pakistani women into the workforce, by providing a comfortable and enabling work environment. Indeed, we were amongst the first to employ female operators working alongside men in our production department.