Nestlé’s products are well known in Myanmar but were all imported from other ASEAN countries.
To increase their competitiveness, Nestlé decided that they want to import their products to Myanmar in bulk and repackage them into smaller packaging. As this would be their first investment in Myanmar, Nestlé wanted to minimize their investment by renting an existing factory and modifying it. However, the new facility would need to comply with Nestlé’s international standards.
This investment was initiated by Nestlé’s Thai office. The site due diligence and design was therefore conducted by RHDHV’s Thai office in close cooperation with Nestlé’s project team in Thailand. Once the design was completed, RHDHV’s Myanmar office tendered the demolition and construction works. It is Nestlé’s standard practice to mobilize a large site team to execute the project. RHDHV complemented the construction management team with Myanmar civil and safety experts.
The existing factory was almost 10 years old and built to local standards. Using our knowledge of Nestlé’s standards from past projects in combination with knowledge of Myanmar design practices, RHDHV produced a design that complied with Nestlé’s strict expectations. Through continuous attention and value engineering sessions, the construction costs were kept as low as possible.