Nestlé Nespresso has made a CHF 43 million (US$43.2m) investment in the creation of two production lines at its factory in Romont, Switzerland, in order to answer growing demand for its Vertuo coffee system. This will create 33 additional jobs over the course of the next two years.

It has also opened an innovation centre consisting of a Product Development Centre and Coffee Campus dedicated to developing new Nespresso machines and Grand Cru coffees. In addition, it will have a small-scale production facility that it will use to experiment with product runs.

Jean-Marc Duvoisin, chief executive of Nespresso, said: “Innovation has always been at the heart of Nespresso. The facilities will play a central role in our ability to offer consumers the latest developments in sustainable, high-quality coffees and personalised customer service.”

Nespresso opened its third factory in Switzerland in Romont three years ago, which represented a CHF 300m(US$301.4m) investment: “We are proud to continue to invest in our factory in Romont to support our Vertuo business, a strong contributor to our future growth. It is currently available in 14 countries and we continue to expand to new markets each year,” Duvoisin added.