Cadbury are to move from Germany to the UK following a £15m investment at the Bournville site in Birmingham.
Mondelez who own the brand will then export 12,000 tonnes of chocolate from the UK to Europe from 2022, whilst 35,000 tonnes of Cadbury Dairy Milk is currently being made at the UK factory.
However, there will still be a small amount of Dairy Milk bars being produced in Poland, Hungary, Germany and Ireland.
Louise Stigant, UK head of Mondelez said, “At a time when manufacturing in the UK is facing significant challenges, it has never been more vital to secure the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of our business.
“This investment will continue the modernising of our production processes at Bournville and ensure we are meeting the need for a highly efficient and robust supply infrastructure for our iconic Cadbury Dairy Milk tablets.”
Stigant added the move back to Bournville was “a creative way of bringing Cadbury Dairy Milk back to the UK, which we are proud of it will also give another 50 seasonal workers a significant, guaranteed minimum time of work.
“We are making sure we can continue to be a world-class chocolate manufacturer so we are really trying to improve the facilities at Bournville.”
Joe Clarke of Unite union said, “To complete consultations and negotiations to deliver this fantastic investment, even in the midst of the Covid restrictions, is a credit to the trade union representatives, the members and the business.”