Nestle Wagner: inaugurates 50-million-Euro pizza factory

Vevey / CH. (nsa) Nestle S.A. has inaugurated a 50 million EUR (66,89 million USD) extension to its Wagner frozen pizza factory in Saarland, federal state in the south-west of Germany. The company´s investment in the factory in Nonnweiler, announced in 2011, has increased the production capacity from 280 million to 350 million frozen products per year, while creating about 50 new jobs. The Wagner branded pizzas manufactured at the facility include reduced fat, wholegrain, lactose-free and organic varieties, which are produced without flavourings or additives. «This is the most advanced production line for frozen pizza in Europe», said Werner Bauer, Nestle´s Chief Technology Officer, at the opening ceremony in Germany. «Our investment here has enabled us to continue delivering innovations such as «Die Backfrische», which focuses on fresh ingredients and has been one of the most successful pizza frozen launches in recent years». Nestle´s investment in the Wagner factory is part of its efforts to strengthen its expertise in frozen and chilled foods. Earlier this year, the company announced it would invest about 49 million CHF (39,76 million EUR or 53,19 million USD) to expand its global frozen foods research and development facilities in the United States, to ensure it continues to offer innovations in products such as prepared meals and pizzas.