Nestlé has invested almost $8m in a new production line at its factory in Jamaica which makes Supligen, a milk-based nutritional meal supplement popular in the Caribbean.
Marketed as a sustained energy release drink, Supligen contains Actigen-E, a blend of complex vitamins, vitamin C and minerals.
The new production line at the Bybrook factory near Linstead, will increase capacity and help make the product easier to refrigerate by producing it in a new slim aluminium can, said James Rawle, General Manager for Nestlé Jamaica.
“It will be exported to several markets, boosting the Jamaican-made brand in many countries. The investment will help drive economic growth on the island and illustrates our long-term commitment to the Jamaican dairy industry’s growth and development.”
Nestlé formed the Jamaica Milk Products Ltd subsidiary and invested in the Bybrook factory in 1939 to produce sweetened condensed milk.
Today it produces a range of products including Betty sweetened condensed milk, Milo instant drinks, Nestlé UHT milks and Carnation evaporated milk, and employs about 275 people.