EXCLUSIVE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY FACTORY VISIT
Me and my factory! Perrier's operations director
BeverageDaily.com editor Ben Bouckley meets Perrier operations director, Bernard Rouger, who controls the 60 hectare site under the Nestle Waters banner and heads up a workforce of around 890 staff. Look out for our exclusive podcast with him, which will appear on this site shortly.
Unsurprisingly, given his responsibilities, Perrier’s site manager has a background in IT-related logistics and engineering, and first started working at Vergèze in 1983. Rouger revealed to us that he always keeps his mobile close at night time, something he said his wife doesn’t thank him for!
During yesterday’s factory tour – the impressive Vergèze site will produce 1.1bn bottles (PET, Glass) and cans of Perrier in 2013, topping the billion mark for the first time, Rouger said: “It always excites me – being in here!”