Our 6,000 colleagues work across six countries in the Northern Europe region including ten manufacturing sites and three research and development facilities. We’re proud to make some of the most iconic and much loved brands including Cadbury, Freia, Marabou, Bassett’s and Trebor.
Cadbury factory in Bournville
Bournville is the home of Cadbury in the UK. Founded in 1879, it produces thousands of delicious Cadbury chocolate products every day. Each year we produce around 45 million Easter Eggs, and more than 300 million bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk. In 2015, we began a £75 million investment into new machinery for the factory securing the next generation of manufacturing at this iconic site.
Our Nordic Young Professional Network helps early careers establish good relationships across functions and markets
Sheffield is home to some of the UK’s most iconic sweets brands: Maynards, Trebor and Bassett’s. In 2013, we were delighted to bring biscuit manufacturing to the site. Following a £6 million investment in new lines, we now make belVita breakfast biscuits and Oreo cookies here to service British, Irish and European demand.
We have been making chocolate in Ireland since 1932 when the first Cadbury factory opened in Dublin, Ossory Road and Cadbury Dairy Milk rolled off the production line the following year in 1933. In 1956, a new customised chocolate making factory opened on a green field site in Coolock, on the outskirts of Dublin, and we’re still there today. Coolock is also home to well-known Cadbury brands Flake and Twirl.
In the Nordics, we are the leader in chocolate, cream cheese and chocolate drinks. In our product portfolio, we have well-known local brands such as Marabou, Freia, Domino, Kvikk Lunsj, Non Stop, Twist, Regia, Kong Haakon, Fanipala, Daim, V6, Stimorol, and O’boy.
Oslo is the home of Freia, first launched in 1906. The founder of Freia (and Marabou), Johan Throne Holst, bought the chocolate factory in Rodeloekka, Oslo in 1892 and quickly developed it to be the country’s leading chocolate business. The plant in Rodeloekka is well known for its Freia Park; a garden with an art collection of sculptures that employees can enjoy during coffee breaks in the spring and summer. The canteen, Freia Hall, is decorated with 12 large paintings by world-renowned Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. Freia - sometimes called “a little piece of Norway” - was actually said to be “Europe’s best chocolate” in the 1920’s. Marabou was born in 1916 and is today mainly produced in Upplands Vaesby, just outside Stockholm.
The Science Center in Reading
Innovation is at the heart of what we do with a thriving research and development pipeline full of new ideas across our product categories. In 2012, we invested £17 million in UK Research & Development facilities. Every new chocolate product created by Mondelēz International in the world, starts life in Bournville at our Global Centre for Chocolate Research and Development in Bournville. The Reading Science Centre based on the University of Reading campus is the only global Mondelēz International science centre outside of the US and focuses on the science behind the creation of new products. The centre researches and tests new and improved products, ingredients and processes for Mondelēz International markets around the world.
Health for Life programme in South Birmingham
We’re strongly committed to the communities in which we operate and we’re proud to be a part of them. We invest more than £2.5 million each year in our UK and Ireland communities through cash, gifts in kind and employee time. And we support healthy lifestyles. Our five year Health for Life programme in South Birmingham, funded by the Mondelēz International Foundation, promotes healthy lifestyles by engaging people in growing food, physical activity, healthy eating and cookery. Every year during Christmas season, our Norwegian colleagues donate products to the Salvation Army and local organisations who supply food to those in need.