Nestlé operates 94 jobs at its historic factory in Tutbury, England, and is one of three European units where Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsules are produced.
Today, a spokesperson for the food giant said, in statements referred to by Awp Agency, that the company is facing a significant drop in demand in the relevant sector.
“We will ensure that our staff are supported throughout the restructuring process,” said the press officer. Located between Manchester and Birmingham, the UK plant was expanded in 2011 with significant investment and now employs nearly 1,000 people.
For economic history buffs, Tutbury has a special place: it was, in fact, one of Nestle’s first overseas factories. Active since 1901, for decades it produced condensed milk, before moving to instant coffee in 1959. More than 120 years later, it continues in activity to the group that owes its name to the Swiss-naturalized German entrepreneur, Henri (Heinrich) Nestlé (1814- 1890): An entity that has meanwhile become a giant with a turnover of 87 billion francs and profits of 17 billion (2021 data, latest annual figures available).
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