Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing the best food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs 4,000 men and women all over the country, and is among the Philippines’ top corporations. Its products are No. 1 or strong No. 2 brands in their respective categories. The Early Years. Although Nestlé products were already available in the Philippines as far back as 1895, it was not until 1911 when The Nestlé and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Company was established in the country, with its first sales office in Calle Renta, Binondo. Local Production. In 1960, Nestlé S.A.and San Miguel Corporation entered into a partnership resulting in the formation of Nutritional Products, Inc. (Nutripro). In 1962, Nutripro’s first factory started operations in Alabang, Muntinlupa to manufacture NESCAFÉ. In 1977, Filipro, Inc. and Nutripro Inc. merged under the name Filipro, Inc. In 1986, Filipro, Inc. changed to its present name as Nestlé Philippines, Inc. Nestlé now has manufacturing facilities in Cabuyao (Laguna), Cagayan de Oro, Lipa (Batangas), Pulilan (Bulacan) and Tanauan (Batangas) to meet the growing demand for Nestlé products in the country. Nestlé today. The company produces and markets products under some of the country’s well-known brands such as NESCAFÉ, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, KITKAT, ALPO, and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery, and pet-care.
NESCAFÉ Plan is a global initiative that aims to ensure a sustainable supply of quality green coffee. Since its launch in 2010, this initiative has made significant inroads in the development of the coffee-growing industry in the Philippines, with Nestlé now at the forefront of increasing the yield of local coffee farmers in both quantity and quality. The main objective of NESCAFÉ Plan is to make the supply of local Robusta coffee sustainable while helping local farmers increase their yield and their in income from coffee farming. Under the program, Nestlé gives coffee farmers access to high-yielding plantlets, transfers technology to the farmers through state-of-the-art training, provides them with a support network of highly skilled agronomists and operates strategically located buying stations to allow them to sell directly to Nestlé. Although initiated and driven by Nestlé, the NESCAFÉ Plan is a collaboration between and among farmers, stakeholder groups, the government and Nestlé.