Entrance to the Unilever site in Norwich
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Britvic co-owns the location with Unilever, which owns Colman’s Mustard

Britvic has confirmed it should depart its Norwich web site, with a lack of lots of of jobs within the metropolis, in 2019.

The drinks producer, which co-owns Carrow Works with Unilever, stated it will switch manufacturing of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot to its different websites.

It stated it will provide staff redeployment and “assist to search out different employment”.

“Transferring manufacturing will enhance effectivity and productiveness and scale back our environmental influence,” it stated.

Britvic has been based mostly on the web site, which it shares with Colman’s Mustard, since 1925.

Manufacturing will as an alternative happen at Rugby, east London and Leeds.

The choice follows a session with worker representatives, together with the GMB and Unite unions. http://norwich.davina.bbc.co.uk/index.cgi

A Britvic spokeswoman stated it at present employed 249 individuals at Carrow Works, however that this determine included employees on 12-month fixed-term contracts.

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Britvic stated it will switch manufacturing of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot to different factories

Chief government Simon Litherland stated: “This was not a proposal that we made flippantly and we perceive that the end result of the collective session course of might be upsetting for our colleagues in Norwich.

“It’s a unhappy and troublesome time.

“I wish to thank everybody at Norwich, previous and current, for his or her dedication, exhausting work and dedication, and I want to say once more that this determination is by no means a mirrored image of their efficiency.”

The transfer by Britvic has been mooted for a number of months, with fears expressed for the way forward for Colman’s Mustard, which has been manufactured on the web site since 1860.

Unilever, which owns Colman’s and co-owns Carrow Works with Britvic, has beforehand stated it may shut the location if Britvic closed operations.

It’s conducting its personal evaluate and is three sites in the city, together with staying at Carrow Works.

It has been approached for remark.