Heineken to invest £126m in UK

Heineken is to invest £126 million into expanding its UK operations; £50m at its Manchester brewery, £58m at its Hereford Cider plant and a further £18m on upgrading its UK pubs.

HeinekenThe brewer said the investment at its Hereford plant would create a world class cider production facility capable of supporting Heineken’s growth in the cider market and allow it to scale up exports, while securing 270 jobs, with work set to complete in 2016.

Production capacity at Heineken’s Manchester Brewery will be increased to two million hectolitres per annum (around 350 million pints) thanks to an investment of £50m, creating 240 jobs, with work set to complete by the summer of 2015.

David Forde, UK managing director of Heineken, said: “Heineken is the UK’s leading beer & cider business, a position that we are proud of and determined to build upon. These major investments are a clear demonstration of our long-term commitment to the UK.

“Heineken is committed to the UK marketplace and investing in the right infrastructure to ensure that we can continue to delight our consumers day-in and day-out with fantastic cider and beer experiences.”

A further £18.5m will be spent on upgrading the company’s 1,250 Star Pubs & Bars, which includes 60 to 70 major refurbishments as well as more than 100 external signage and redecoration schemes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Retail Manager

Friarwood Fine Wines
SW London, UK

Assistant Manager

Seven Cellars
Brighton, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Head of Supply Chain

Lanson International UK Ltd
London W1, UK

National Account Executive

Home Based working in Central Belt. Glasgow/Edinburgh, UK

Global Brand Manager - Ableforth’s (Bathtub Gin etc)

ATOM Supplies
Tunbridge Wells, UK

Trade Sales Manager

Wine Source Group
Central London, UK

Prowein 2018

18th Mar 2018

The City Wine Show

London,United Kingdom
13th Apr 2018

Prosecco Springs

London,United Kingdom
26th Apr 2018
Click to view more

The Global Rosé Masters 2018

Deadline : 19th March 2018

The Prosecco Masters 2018

Deadline : 19th March 2018

Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more