Contrex is a brand of mineral water owned since 1992 by Nestlé Waters, a branch of the Swiss group Nestlé, and is part of the Vittel mineral water company that includes Vittel and Hépar. The water, whose source is located in Contrexéville in the French département of Vosges, was discovered by Dr. Bagard, the first doctor of Louis XV. The water is bottled in 250,000 m² factory complex that employs around 900 people. 635 million bottles of all kinds are produced, of which 11% are exported. The bottling factory is connected by pipelines with the Vittel factory in Vittel, a few kilometers from Contrexeville, which permits bottling of the Contrex water in either Vittel or in Contrexéville.
Contrex is a highly mineralized water and has diuretic properties.
1 Currently manufactured by General Mills in the United States. Produced by Cereal Partners under the Nestlé brand elsewhere. 2 Brand owned by General Mills; U.S. and Canadian production rights controlled by Nestlé under license. 3 U.S. production rights owned by The Hershey Company. 4 Canadian production rights owned by The Hershey Company. 5 U.S. rights and production owned by Smarties Candy Company, with a different product. 6 U.S. rights and specific trade dress owned by Nestlé; rights elsewhere owned by Associated British Foods. 7 Produced by Cereal Partners, branded as Nestlè. 8 Produced by Cereal Partners, and Branded Nestlé in The United Kingdom, and Ireland. Produced by Post Foods, elsewhere.