Sign the petition to save Britvic and Unilever’s Norwich factory
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A petition has been launched by this paper to save Britvic and Unilever's Norwich factory.
Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has announced plans to close its factory in Bracondale, putting more than 200 jobs at risk.
The production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot which currently takes place at the plant will be transferred to other manufacturing sites in London, Leeds and Rugby.
MORE: Over 200 jobs at risk as Britvic announces plans to close Norwich factoryThe plant is expected to close towards the end of 2019, following a consultation with affected staff.
In the wake of this announcement, the maker of Colman's Mustard has also said it could close its factory on the site it shares with Britvic.
MORE: Colman's Mustard factory in Norwich could shut after Britvic announces closure plansThis paper says: 'Britvic and Unilever are a crucial part of the city and county's manufacturing base and economy. Robinsons, one of Britvic's brands, has been based in Norwich for more than 90 years, while Unilever produces arguably Norwich and Norfolk's most iconic brand, Colman's Mustard, made in the city for more than 200 years.
'These are products and jobs that must remain in Norwich where they belong.'