Nestlé Milo Production Facility

Client: Nestlé
Location: East Java, Indonesia
Scope overview: Establish a Milo production facility within the company’s existing dairy product manufacturing compound

Project Description

Indonesia Milo production facility expands PT Nestlé’s market share


Nestlé is an iconic international brand producing and supplying a vast array of food and beverage products throughout the world.


Nestlé contracted Wiley to establish a Milo production facility within the company’s existing dairy product manufacturing compound at East Java.


  • Undertaking deep excavation in poor ground for basement construction
  • Meeting Nestlé’s demanding standards for construction, safety and quality of the finished facility while maintaining ongoing dairy production in adjoining facilities
  • Supervising and directing the Indonesian labour force to achieve required construction standards
  • Interacting between Wiley head office design staff in Brisbane and Nestlé resources in Indonesia and Europe
  • Operating with restricted access for construction within the existing manufacturing environment
  • Working on a site in a remote area two hours from the metropolitan area of Surabaya.



  • Detailed construction planning and methodology
  • Introduction of alternative materials typically not used in the industry.


  • Compliance with Nestlé internal corporate detailing
  • Effective communication between Wiley design team and Nestlé engineering/design resources
  • Localising of the design as appropriate
  • Provision of all building related design disciplines
  • Innovative design to allow for future expansion and equipment access.


  • Close coordination with Nestle engineers and equipment suppliers to facilitate efficient equipment installation.


  • Direct subcontracting of all construction trades
  • Supervision and direction of the local labour force by expatriate site managers
  • Construction of:
    • a two-level basement housing a 3.25m deep batching room and a 5m deep hopper room
    • the ground floor, comprising warehouse, batch tipping, filling room, control rooms and mixing and rework areas
    • the first level, comprising raw material silo room, the finished product silo room, power rooms and air handling unit
    • the second level, comprising silo gangways and platforms to the three two-tonne silos and the 130-tonne dryer and eight-tonne vacuum plant.


Completion of the 3,600m2 facility that allows Nestle to expand its share of the growing specialty processed food market in Indonesia and South East Asia.