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1934

Began importing products to the Middle East from Vevey, Switzerland

1946

Agency created in Beirut for Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Iraq

1955

Contract was signed with Basamah Trading in KSA

1957

SEPN Syria was legally established

1962

Nestlé World Trading Corporation (NWTC) established in Beirut, overseeing the Middle East (including Iraq, KSA, Egypt & Libya)

1975

Civil war forced NWTC to move to Kuwait and in 1978 to Vevey

1976

Agreement to produce CERELAC under license for 10 years in Syria in a factory owned by the government

1982

Local production started in KSA (MAGGI and  CERELAC)

1992

License was granted in Syria to manufacture MAGGI, MILO and CERELAC; production started in 1997

1995

Nestlé Jordan Trading Co. was created

1996

Operation in Kuwait started under Nestlé Kuwait General Trading Co.

1997

Middle East market formed, consolidating GCC and Levant
Food Specialities Bethlehem Co. was created in Palestine

2001

Nestlé resumed business in Iraq

2003

Nestlé Iran PJSCo started producing CERELAC

2003

Nestlé Oman Trading Co. was created

2004

Nestlé Bahrain Trading Co. was created

2005

Nestlé Qatar Trading LLC was created

2006

Nestlé Dubai LLC was created

2011

Nestlé Saudi Arabia LLC was created