Nestlé Waters

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Nestlé Waters H.Q.
Type Subsidiary
Industry beverage
Founded 1992
Headquarters Issy les Moulineaux, Paris, France
Area served Worldwilde
Key people John J. Harris (CEO)
Products bottled water
Employees 32 201 (2011)

Nestlé Waters is the bottled water division of the Nestlé Group.

Key Facts and figures (2011)[edit]

Sales: 6520 M CHF

Roughly 32,201 employees.

64 brands such as Nestlé Pure Life, Poland Spring, Acqua Panna, S.Pellegrino, Perrier, Vittel, Buxton, Ozarka, among many more.

Nestlé Pure Life has become in 2008 the largest bottled water brand sold in the world.


1845: Henri Nestlé establishes his first lemonade and water bottling factory.

1866 Foundation of the Nestlé Group

1969: Acquisition of a 30% stake in the Société Générale des Eaux Minérales de Vittel in France

1974: Acquisition of the German Blaue Quellen group

1987: Nestlé S.A. takes a majority stake in Vittel

1992: Acquisition of the Source Perrier S.A. Source Perrier SA Group.Nestlé becomes the leading player on the world bottled water market, under the name of Nestlé Sources International (NSI)

1996: NSI changes its name to accelerate its international development and becomes: Perrier Vittel S.A.

1998: Take-over of Italy’s leading bottled water producer, Sanpellegrino S.p.A And Launch of Nestlé Pure Life, the first multi-site bottled water under the Nestlé Brand

2000: Simultaneous launch of Nestlé Aquarel, pan-European, multi-site spring water on six markets

2001: Acquisition by Perrier Vittel of Al Manhal, the leading bottled water company in Saudi Arabia which becomes the leading bottled water player in the Middle East region

2002: Perrier Vav Vittel becomes Nestlé Waters CEO Leader

2005: Nestlé Waters further develops its business on the African continent via the launch of Nestlé Pure Life in Nigeria and the creation of a partnership in Algeria

2006: Nestlé Waters acquires the majority shares in Erikli and becomes the Turkish market leader.

2007: Nestlé Waters acquires Sources Minérales Henniez S.A. and becomes the Swiss leader in the bottled water market. Joint venture agreements signed in Mexico and Chile.

2008: Nestlé Pure Life, has become in just a decade the world's leading bottled water brand, with 5 billion litres sold worldwide.

2009: Nestlé Waters strengthens its presence in two key emerging countries: in Brazil by acquiring Àguas de Santa Barbara in the São Paulo region; and in China by acquiring Dashan Drinks, the leading bottled water player in Yunnan Province

Yearbook 2010[edit]

Nestlé Waters 2010 Yearbook: information about taste of water, healthy hydration, sustainability, environment footprint, Nestlé Waters brands...

Read Nestlé Waters Yearbook 2010

Project WET[edit]

The Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) Foundation is an independent, nonprofit educational organization that aims to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with objective, science-based water resources education. Nestlé Waters has been a global sponsor of Project WET since 1997.


Nestlé S.A., the World's largest producer of bottled water, is frequently criticised for the ethics of its global control of limited water sources, often with the result of limiting access to those resources by local peoples, its high pricing, and as environmental and health concerns. The latter include selling common ground water as spring water and bottling water from possibly contaminated sources.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

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