Colmans Mustard factory in Norwich closing after 160 years – BBC News

Colman's advert from 1905

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Unilver has shared pictures from the manufacturing unit’s 160-year historical past in Norwich

The Colman’s Mustard plant in Norwich is about to shut its doorways for the ultimate time later.

The final remaining staff will depart the positioning in Carrow on Friday night, bringing to an finish greater than 160 years of manufacturing within the metropolis.

J & J Colman first started shifting manufacturing to a manufacturing unit within the metropolis in 1854.

To mark the plant’s closure Colman’s guardian firm Unilever has shared a number of pictures from its historical past.

A brand new manufacturing unit in Honingham, close to Norwich, will guarantee a part of the tangy condiment’s creation stays in Norfolk.

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Colman’s employees had been photographed leaving work to go house in about 1910

Unilever introduced in January 2018 it was to shut the Carrow plant and the final jar of Colman’s mustard rolled off the manufacturing line in July final 12 months.

The final run of Colman’s mustard jars on the road changed the “finest earlier than” date with the message “Norwich’s Final. By Its Most interesting. July 24th 2019”.

Manufacturing unit supervisor Andy Watts mentioned: “Having spent practically 30 years working on the Carrow web site, I am happy with the eagerness and dedication my colleagues and staff have proven, proper as much as the final day.

“An impressive web site, with magnificent staff.”

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Unilever is to change its Carrow Works operations to Staffordshire and Germany

Jon Strachan, vice chairman of provide chain at Unilever UK & Eire, mentioned: “We wish to thank everybody who labored there for his or her dedication and unbelievable contribution to the Colman’s enterprise over a few years in Norwich.

“Colman’s has been an necessary a part of town and the encircling space for greater than 200 years, and the choice to shut the manufacturing unit has been tough for everybody.”

In Might 2019 Unilever introduced a long-term partnership with Condimentum’s new mustard and mint milling facility on the Norfolk Meals Enterprise Park at Honingham Thorpe.

Discussions are happening between Unilever and the Norfolk Museums Service about alternatives to work collectively to inform the story of Colman’s in Norwich.

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