Nestlé’s P2-B malt plant in Lipa now operational
The P2-billion malt production plant Nestlé Philippines is now operational, a statement showed.
The plant, a 5,400 square-meter facility that was built over a period of almost two years, produces malt extract, a key ingredient in the manufacture of Milo product.
It is only the fourth such plant in the Nestlé world, the three others being located in Singapore, Nigeria and Australia.
The state-of-the-art MILO malt plant uses natural lighting and ventilation, and is designed for low water consumption and minimal water loss. Solar panels heat water for use in production, saving on energy costs and the use of traditional energy sources.
The plant’s cooling towers, meanwhile, use available rainwater and treated processing water serves to irrigate the nearby Nestlé Lipa Integrated Coffee Center, which will also use residue from production as fertilizer.
The new facility is highly automated and employs 23 operators and technicians.