×

Cadbury Celebrates Its 200th Anniversary with a Renewed Commitment to the Historic Bournville Factory

Owner says Cadbury’s Bournville plant continues to be the cornerstone of the business

Cadbury Celebrates Its 200th Anniversary with a Renewed Commitment to the Historic Bournville Factory

As part of its 200th anniversary celebrations, Mondeléz International has confirmed its commitment to maintaining the historic Bournville factory in the West Midlands. The factory, known as the “home and heart” of the business, is seen as a huge privilege by Louise Stigant, the managing director of Cadbury.

Despite facing challenges in the past, including a hostile takeover by American firm Kraft in 2010 and job losses and production being moved to Poland in following years, Cadbury has remained a staple in the UK. The factory became part of Kraft’s confectionery arm, Mondelez International, in 2012 with Bournville serving as the Global Centre of Excellence for chocolate research and development.

With over £270m invested since taking over 14 years ago, Cadbury remains dedicated to keeping Bournville at the forefront of its plans. Stigant emphasized that despite some production being moved to Poland, there have been significant investments made into the UK business and Bournville is seen as top priority for the company.

You May Have Missed