Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products

389 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
180 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 May 2018


Muller Milk and Ingredients has announced plans to restructure its business alongside a plan for major investment in the company. The GBP 60 million investment will upgrade facilities at its sites in Manchester, Bridgwater, Droitwich, Severnside and Foston which will create a total of 180 new jobs. However, Muller has also confirmed that it will commence a 45 day consultation period on 10 November 2016 for workers at the Chadwell Heath dairy in North East London. The dairy is no longer considered viable and the proposals are for its gradual wind-down culminating in a closure over an 18 month period. The closure of the site will lead to the loss of 389 jobs. The ERM has previously reported on an internal restructuring at the company announced in March 2016.


  • 3 November 2016: Farming UK Website
  • 4 November 2016: Foodmanufacture.co.uk


Eurofound (2016), Muller, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89096, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89096.