The Nestlé company history
The pioneer years
Our history begins in 1866, with the foundation of the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. Henri Nestlé develops a breakthrough infant food in 1867, and in 1905 the company he founded merges with Anglo-Swiss, to form what is now known as the Nestlé Group. During this period cities grow and railways and steamships bring down commodity costs, spurring international trade in consumer goods
Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future
Explore Nestlé's impact across the globe in the stories below
Every day we touch billions of lives. We want to help shape a better and healthier world for individuals and families, for our communities and for the planet. Our stories take a deeper look at how Nestlé is making a difference.