Being the world foremost Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, Nestlé has a long-established presence in China since it opened its first sales office in Shanghai in 1908. Nestlé was one of the first leading international companies to enter the Chinese market. In 1990 the company already started its local production by establishing its first factory in Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang Province,China.
Today, Nestlé operates 21 factories in the Greater China Region and employs 13,000 regular employees. 98% of NESTLÉ products sold in Mainland are locally manufactured.
Well-known Nestlé brands marketed in the Greater China Region include: NESCAFÉ, NESLAC, NESPRAY, KLIM, CARNATION,LACTOGEN, NESTOGEN, NAN, NUTREN, NESVITA, NESTEA, MILO, POLO, KIT KAT, CRUNCH, FIVE RAMS, CHEERIOS, FITNESS, EAGLE, DAIRY FARM, PAK FOOK, PURINA, NESTLÉ PURE LIFE, NESTLÉ DEEP SPRING, MAGGI, TOTOLE, HAOJI, etc. NESTLÉ Greater China Region, with 2008 sales of RMB14.3 billion, is part of NESTLÉ S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland - The world's largest food and beverage company with sales of CHF 109.9 billion.