UCC Coffee UK & Ireland invests £1.3m in HQ

By James Ridler contact

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UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has invested £1.3m into refurbishing its Milton Keynes headquarters
UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has invested £1.3m into refurbishing its Milton Keynes headquarters
UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has invested £1.3m into refurbishing its Milton Keynes headquarters, as part of a raft of upgrades and improvements across the business.

Supported by Japanese parent company UCC Holdings, the new-look HQ includes a new training and demonstration facility, as well as a workshop upgrade to support the maintenance and service of coffee machines it runs in the UK.

UCC has also invested in increasing the capacity of its Dartford roastery to 18,000t by the end of 2018, in a bid to cater to growing customer demand.

Alongside the investments, the company has updated its visual identity, to align itself with the European arm of the business.

Major milestones

The company recently hit two major milestones: exceeding £100m in sales turnover and employing more than 500 people across the UK & Ireland.

Elaine Swift, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland managing director, said: “We’ve gone from strength to strength over the past two decades, becoming the UK’s leading Total Coffee Solution. Everything we’ve done and do is built on an ethos derived from our Japanese heritage – innovation, hard work and a dedication to delivering exceptional coffee to every customer.

‘The future for us and our customers’

“The past has been great to us, but now we’ve hit these major milestones it’s time to look forward. The future for us and our customers is more exciting than ever and we can’t wait to get our Total Coffee Solution in front of more businesses.”

UCC opened its revamped office today (9 May 2018). 

Meanwhile, dairy-free chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has opened a second, larger factory​ opposite its current site in Holsworthy, Devon.

Moo Free said the factory’s 130m2 ​production space would allow the vegan confectionery maker to “dramatically” ​increase the number of chocolate bars it made daily.

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