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1843: Henri Nestlé establishes his first lemonade and water bottling factory.

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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. Nestlé becomes the leading player on the world bottled water market, under the name Nestlé Sources International (NSI).

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


  • Take-over of Italy’s leading bottled water producer, Sanpellegrino S.p.A.
  • 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.

2002: Perrier Vittel becomes Nestlé Waters.

2003: Nestlé Waters celebrates its tenth anniversary and acquires Europe's leading HOD company, the Powwow Group.

2004: Nestlé Waters expands its business activity in Asia (in South Korea and Indonesia) through external growth.

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 Pure Life becomes the Group's leading brand.

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.
  • 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 opens a Home & Office Delivery water bottling factory in Coruche (Portugal).

2012: Nestlé Waters establish a distribution agreement with Ambev in Brasil


  • Official opening of the new factory in Buxton (United Kingdom)
  • New factory in Pocheon Edong (South Korea) with Pulmuone Waters
  • Acquisition of the Mineral water spring Vale do Sol in Brasil