Nestlé Ghana Limited began trading and distributing its products in the Central and West African Region, starting in Ghana under the name 'Nestlé's Products Ltd' in 1957.The Company then established its foothold in Nigeria and in Côte d’Ivoire in 1959, followed by Senegal in 1961, before spreading to neighbouring countries. In 1968, it was incorporated as Food Specialties (Gh) Limited to manufacture and market locally well known Nestlé brands. The company became Nestlé Ghana Limited in 1987. In 1971 the production of the IDEAL Milk and MILO started at the Tema Factory. The factory has since been further developed and now also produces CARNATION milks, CHOCOLIM, CHOCOMILO CEREVITA, CERELAC and NESCAFÉ 3 in 1. These products are not only produced for Ghana but also exported across West Africa. In 2003, Nestlé Ghana Ltd invested in a new warehouse, the Central Distribution centre, located next to the factory in Tema. The company also runs sales offices with warehouses in Kumasi, Takoradi, Koforidua and Tamale. The business activity of Nestlé Ghana Ltd is a direct contribution to the Ghanaian economy. For all these and other endeavours, Nestlé Ghana Ltd has been recognized by Government and other bodies as a responsible citizen. The head office of the Nestlé Central and West Africa Region (Nestlé CWAR) is based in Accra from where it oversees the management of the Company's operations and aligns the 22 countries of the Region with the Group's strategy.