|Headquarters||Issy les Moulineaux, Paris, France|
|John J. Harris (CEO)|
Number of employees
|Slogan||"Nestlé Waters, the healthy hydration company"|
Key Facts and figures (2011)
Sales: 6520 M CHF
Nestlé Waters has roughly 32,200 employees and includes 64 distinct brands such as Nestlé Pure Life, Arrowhead, Poland Spring, Acqua Panna, San Pellegrino, Perrier, Vittel, Buxton, Ozarka. In 2008, Nestlé Waters became the largest bottled water brand 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 Vitter and joins with Arrowhead
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
Nestlé Waters' Yearbooks
Nestlé Waters 2010 Yearbook: information about taste of water, healthy hydration, sustainability, environment footprint, Nestlé Waters brands...
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.