Nestlé recently announced its intention to relocate the global headquarters of Nespresso from Lausanne, Switzerland to Nestlé’s original, historic site in Vevey, Switzerland. Approximately 350 Nespresso employees will relocate to Vevey beginning in early 2021.
Nespresso, an iconic brand developed and produced exclusively in Switzerland, created the portioned coffee segment that has transformed the coffee category. With its unique business model, uncompromising focus on quality, direct relationship with farmers and consumers, and its high-end brand positioning, Nespresso has offered an exceptional coffee experience for more than 30 years. The global leader in its category, the company employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and its products are available in 76 countries through its e-commerce platforms, consumer relationship centers and 767 boutiques.
Starting in 2021, Nespresso will continue to develop its worldwide business from the site in Vevey where Henri Nestlé invented ‘farine lactée’ (infant cereal) in 1867. Between 2013 and 2016, Nestlé completely renovated its historic buildings in the former industrial area in Vevey. It created a modern campus including meeting rooms, a café, historical archives and the ‘nest’ museum, as well as the former Nestlé tinsmith’s workshop. These facilities will be redeveloped into new innovative workspaces to accommodate the Nespresso teams. Work is expected to begin in October 2019 and will be completed by early 2021.