Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry met with both the incumbent and incoming Market Head of Nestle for the Anglo Dutch Caribbean Region, Mr. Patrico Torres and Mr. Josué de La Maza respectively at her office on July 26, 2021.

Minister Gopee-Scoon expressed her appreciation for the continued presence of the international conglomerate in Trinidad and Tobago and discussed its contributions to the domestic economy. Nestlé, a multinational food and drink processing company headquartered in Switzerland, has operated in Trinidad and Tobago for over one hundred years and during that time has engaged in the domestic manufacture of non-alcoholic beverages namely juices and milks. The company also distributes a wide array of items ranging from condiments to pet care supplies. The company currently employs approximately 600 persons for their domestic operations.

Both Mr. Torres and Mr. de La Maza indicated Nestle’s intent to continue expansion of manufacturing at its factory in Trinidad and Tobago, specifically through renewed investments in the dairy and the dairy alternative industries.