Kraft Foods, which had recently taken over Cadbury is planning to move its offices to UK. The company is also planning to move its research, development and headquarters in the United Kingdom. These changes will take place over the next 18 months.
The Company already manufactures leading brands like Dairy Milk, Toblerone and Green & Blacks. It plans to establish its global research and development center in Bourneville.
The company aims to integrate employees from Cadbury and Kraft to make a global ‘Centre of Excellence’.
The new entity will also turn Cadbury’s Science Centre in Reading into a global science and technology center for Kraft, according to company reports.
These centers are in addition to the company’s existing research and development centre in Banbury.
Kraft will also be integrating its offices in UK to improve collaboration between staff and Cadbury teams. These combined teams will be stationed at Bournville and Uxbridge, Cadbury’s current head office.
The Company will also move staff from its office in Cheltenham in 2011, along with customer service teams from the company’s offices in Sheffield and Banbury.
Kraft Foods President for UK & Ireland, Nick Bunker stressed that the UK market is a critical market for the company where they had been present for around 85 years. He stressed that having all the offices at a single venue will help the company significantly.