Nestlé announces $90m expansion to Blayney plant to build on exports

Expanding: Factory manager Andrew Devlin says that the new expansion will increase the demand for locally sourced meat and grains. Photo: Contributed.
Expanding: Factory manager Andrew Devlin says that the new expansion will increase the demand for locally sourced meat and grains. Photo: Contributed.

Over recent weeks residents living around the Nestlé PurinaPetCare factory in Blayney may have noticed a number of large trucks delivering new machinery to the plant.

Nestlé Australia has announced a $90 million upgrade to its Blayney site to help boost local and export volumes.

Nestlé Blayney Factory Manager, Andrew Devlin said the investment was a reflection of Nestlé's commitment to supporting local manufacturing.

"Nestle is committed to investing in continuous improvement of the Blayney site, and this investment also signals the continuous support for the broader Blayney community," he said.

"The upgrade is estimated to take about 18 months, during which we estimate there will be 100 construction, installation and commissioning jobs here on site, with an estimated $10 million of civil works planned."

Mr Devlin said that more than 80 per cent of raw materials used at the Blayney factory are sourced locally, including meat and grains and that would increase.