Nestlé was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé and is today the world's biggest food and beverage company. Sales at the end of 2005 were CHF 91 bn, with a net profit of CHF 8 bn. Nestlé employ around 250,000 people from more than 70 countries and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. The history of Nestlé began in Switzerland in 1867 when Henri Nestlé, the pharmacist, launched his product Farine Lactée Nestlé, a nutritious gruel for children. Henri used his surname, which means ’little nest’, in both the company name and the logotype. The nest, which symbolizes security, family and nourishment, still plays a central role in Nestlé’s profile. Since it began over 130 years ago, Nestlé’s success with product innovations and business acquisitions has turned it into the largest Food Company in the world. As the years have passed, the Nestlé family has grown to include chocolates, soups, coffee, cereals, frozen products, yoghurts, mineral water and other food products. Beginning in the 70s, Nestlé has continued to expand its product portfolio to include pet foods, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics too. Today, Nestlé markets a great number of products, all with one thing in common: the high quality for which Nestlé has become renowned throughout the world. The Company's strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. Nestlé's existing products grow through innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in geographic activities and product lines. Long-term potential is never sacrificed for short-term performance. The Company's priority is to bring the best and most relevant productsto people, wherever they are, whatever their needs, throughout their lives.Taste of Nestlé in each of the countries where Nestlé sell products. Nestlé is based on the principle of decentralization, which means each country is responsible for the efficient running of its business - including the recruitment of its staff.
That's not to say that every operating company can do as it wishes. Headquarters in Vevey sets the overall strategy and ensures that it is carried out. It's an approach that is best summed up as: 'centralize what you must, decentralize what you can'. Nestlé is a company which is present in all over the world but It has difference and unique motto to deal in all over the world. Nestlé believes that they should think about their organizations globally but they deal with people by interacting with them locally
MEANING OF NESTLE:
• Henri Nestlé endowed his company with the symbol derived from his name. His family coat of arms, the nest with a mother bird protecting her young, became the Company's logo and a symbol of the company's care and attitude to life-long nutrition. The Nestlé nest represents the nourishment, security and sense of family that are so essential to life.
• In the 1860s Henri Nestlé, a pharmacist, developed a food for babies who were unable to breastfeed. His first success was a premature infant who could not tolerate his mother's milk or any of the usual substitutes. People quickly recognized the value of the new product, after Nestlé's new formula saved the child's life, and soon, Farine Lactée HenriNestlé was being sold in much of Europe.
• In 1905 Nestlé merged with the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. By the early 1900s, the company was operating factories in the United States, Britain, Germany and Spain. World War I created new demand for dairy products in the form of government contracts. By the end of the war, Nestlé's production had more than doubled.
• After the war Government contracts dried up and consumers switched back to fresh milk. However, Nestlé's management responded quickly, streamlining operations and reducing debt. The 1920s saw Nestlé's first expansion into new products, with...