A $90 million upgrade of Nestlé Australia's Blayney pet food plant will create 100 new jobs during construction and secure the plant's future in the region.
The upgrade will extend existing production areas and include installation of new equipment, allowing for increased production capacity and export growth.
Blayney factory manager Andrew Devlin said the investment was a reflection of Nestlé's commitment to supporting local manufacturing.
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"Nestlé is committed to investing in continuous improvement of the Blayney site and this investment also signals the continuous support for the broader Blayney community," Mr Devlin said.
"The upgrade is estimated to take about 18 months, during which we estimate there will be 100 construction, installation and commissioning jobs here on site, with an estimated $10 million of civil works planned.
"When it's completed, we will see an increase in the use of local ingredients as we ramp up production."
Currently, more than 80 per cent of raw materials used at the Blayney factory are sourced locally, including meat and grains.
"Increased production capacity will also help us to boost our local and export volumes," Mr Devlin said.
"More than $45 million of pet food left Blayney for export last year, including to Japan, New Zealand and Thailand."
Nestlé Blayney employs more than 280 staff and supports more than 60 local businesses and contractors in western NSW.
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