Cadbury comes home as Dairy Milk production set to return to UK

Rozina Sabur
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Cadburyis reportedly returning the production of all its Dairy Milk bars to the UK again after it moved some manufacturing to Poland.

The company's US owner Mondelez came under fire last year after it was accused of breaking a promise to keep making the chocolate bars in its Bournville factory.

But following a £75 million investment in its historic West Midlands plant, Mondelez has promised to return Dairy Milk production that was previously moved from Bournville, back to the UK, the Daily Mail reported.

The money will be spent on new machinery to increase production while reducing the size of its workforce. 

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Credit: Bloomberg

Glenn Caton, its president for Northern Europe, told the Mail: "We have been selling every single thing we can make from this factory for the last ten years. When we had peaks of demand that we couldn’t supply we did have to offload a couple of bars temporarily."

Mr Caton said the investment played a key role in securing the future of production at the company's Bournville home. 

Cadbury was sold to the food giant Kraft Foods in 2010, which was later spun into Mondelez, despite massive opposition, both from politicians and the Cadbury board, which claimed the bid was “derisory”.

Almost immediately after it the deal it closed Cadbury's Somerdale factory near Bristol and opened another in Poland to make its Picnic, Crunchy and other ranges. 

Earlier this year it was revealed some of its Daily Milk bars are were also being made in Poland. 

But Mondelez has now planned to bring 'Dairy Milk production that was previously moved from Bournville back to the UK and promised that the same amount of chocolate is made in the West Midlands today as when it was bought in 2010.

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