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Report - Britvic soft drinks factory Norwich (September 2019)


Thatsnotme91

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In 2017 UK soft drinks maker Britvic announced plans to close one of its factory's in a move that affects 242 of its employees. The group is shutting its plant in Norwich – which makes its Robinsons squash brand – in the east of England. It is transferring production to its sites in East London, Leeds and Rugby. “The proposal is being made to improve the efficiency and productivity of our manufacturing operations, ” Britvic said. The proposed closure will happen by 2019,

Britvic company history
  • Mid 19th Century Chelmsford a chemist begins creating homemade soft drinks
  • 1938 The company is acquired by James MacPherson & Co Ltd, and develops the business to introduce soft drinks as an affordable source of vitamins for the people of the UK
  • 1949 A range of juices were launched under the name of British Vitamin Products
  • 1954 Chapman sells the British Vitamin Products Company to Vine Products Limited and Chelmsford factory is built
  • 1968 The British Vitamin Products Company becomes part of Allied Breweries Limited and Minister Minerals Limited
  • 1971 The British Vitamin Product Company formally changes its name to Britvic
  • 1972 The Britvic brand of original mixers is introduced
  • 1977 Britvic 55 is launched to pubs and bars, as a non-alcoholic alternative adult soft drink
  • 1986 Tango acquired
  • 1986 R.Whites acquired
  • 1987 Pepsi - first 20 years bottling arrangement agreed in the UK
  • 1995 Robinsons acquired
  • 2000 Robinsons Fruit Shoot launched
  • 2007 Britvic acquires the soft drinks arm of C&C to create Britvic Ireland
  • 2011 Britvic acquires French soft drinks company Fruité Entreprises
  • 2015 Britvic acquires Brazilian soft drinks company Ebba
  • 2017 Britvic acquires Brazilian soft drinks company Bela Ischia
I believe the Norwich factory opened in 1925
And production stopped around June 2019

Britvic is a leading soft drinks company, with operations in Great Britain (GB), Ireland, France and Brazil.
Across these four markets, the company has developed a strong portfolio of its own iconic brands, including Robinsons, Tango, J2O, drench, MiWadi, Ballygowan, Teisseire, Fruité, Maguary and DaFruta. In addition, in GB and Ireland, the company produces and sells a number of PepsiCo’s famous soft drinks brands, including Pepsi, 7UP, SoBe and Mountain Dew, under exclusive agreements with PepsiCo.

Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks in GB, and it is an industry leader in Ireland and France. Through franchising, export and licensing, Britvic has also been growing its reach into other territories, particularly the United States. Britvic’s management team has successfully developed the business through a clear strategy of organic growth and international expansion based on creating and building scalable brands.

The explore
Had a tip of this was up for grabs. so a couple of us headed down late one night.
Spent around 4 hours inside was nice exploring somewhere so clean.
Most of the machinery is still inside but lots has been dismantled in places just the big stuff left now. Not a single bottle of drink to be found.
The site has been harris fenced off and lots of skips scattered about the place.
All the offices/labs etc have been stripped out.
Glad we got to see this before its stripped completely after the disappointment with the Chelmsford one a couple of years back.

Such a cool explore this place is huge in and out no problems.

Only a couple of phone externals from the walk in unfortunately was hammering down with monsoon rain by the time we left so had to leg it back to the car.

Only explored the britvic site didn't venture over to the colmans building.



























































 

Ricebox

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Wouldn’t even attempt this.
Whole site is still active and Coleman’s factory are still in production and whole area is full of motion sensors, PIR’s, 360 cameras and infrared monitoring cameras.
Was in about 15 minutes and 4 police cars, police and security knew exactly we were.
Security were friendly and spoke to us about the site but explained the site had just installed £17000 worth of security cameras and there’s not one blind spot on site.
We had details taken and was searched and lead out the main entrance where we actually saw the security cameras on screen and it’s impossible to go unseen.
So no point travelling a few hours coming to this place like we did just to get caught.
 

Scottieboi

UrbeXUntold
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Wouldn’t even attempt this.
Whole site is still active and Coleman’s factory are still in production and whole area is full of motion sensors, PIR’s, 360 cameras and infrared monitoring cameras.
Was in about 15 minutes and 4 police cars, police and security knew exactly we were.
Security were friendly and spoke to us about the site but explained the site had just installed £17000 worth of security cameras and there’s not one blind spot on site.
We had details taken and was searched and lead out the main entrance where we actually saw the security cameras on screen and it’s impossible to go unseen.
So no point travelling a few hours coming to this place like we did just to get caught.
Yeah colman line is still going until March next year man britvic side is gone mate there auctioning off everything, if you know the right way in but you dont get caught. They have tightened up security now man. Give it a few months and let colman fully shut down and will be easier, doesn't help there are multiple businesses in site.
 

Scottieboi

UrbeXUntold
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It was already there pre explore bud, u can see it's all bran new cabling in the trees etc everyone always assumes its cuz of someone saying they've been there you think they installed 17k worth of cctv in a few days it's still very doable bud entry is all still there
 

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