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New film celebrates Nestlé’s 118 years in Hatton and Tutbury

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Dec 09, 2019
Nestlé Tutbury

A new YouTube film celebrating the close ties between Nestlé’s coffee factory and its neighbouring communities of Tutbury and Hatton has been released today.

The short film, presented by Nestlé employee Jess Bray, takes viewers on a whistle-stop tour of Tutbury and Hatton, visiting local landmarks like the Tutbury Museum, Tutbury Castle and the Salt Brook Heritage Trail. Along the way, viewers will learn some interesting facts about the two villages, from finding out what product the Nestlé factory used to make when it opened in 1901 to finding out the reason why Nestlé calls its factory Nestlé Tutbury when the factory is actually sited across the railways tracks in Hatton.

Nestlé’s Tutbury factory is the home of the iconic Nescafé coffee with brands like Nescafé Original, Nescafé Gold and Nescafé Dolce Gusto manufactured onsite. This year Starbucks has joined the Tutbury line up too, as part of a deal giving Nestlé the perpetual rights to produce and market Starbucks coffee and tea products around the world (outside of Starbucks coffee houses and excluding Ready-to-Drink products).

Nestlé Tutbury factory is a coffee powerhouse; the Nescafé Gold freeze-dried coffee line alone can produce over 250,000 jars every day. The factory employs around 900 people and produces over 35,000 tonnes of coffee every year.

The Tutbury film presenter Jess Bray said, “Tutbury was my second placement on the Nestlé Graduate scheme and will always be a place of many happy memories for me. When the chance came up to represent the factory in a film celebrating our local community, I jumped at the chance. One thing I learnt making the film is that the factory is more than a place of work for the people of Hatton and Tutbury, it’s part of their shared history and community. Almost everyone you meet here will have a different story to tell you about the factory; it has touched so many lives. I hope viewers enjoy watching the film as much as we enjoyed making it.”

The factory is part of Nestlé’s video series profiling sites across the UK and Ireland and includes Fawdon, Newcastle and Dublin.

Last year on land adjacent to its Tutbury factory Nestlé opened the Salt Brook Heritage Trail, a unique sculpture attraction celebrating the history and village community of Hatton. Each of the sculptures represent one of the global industries that started in the small rural South Derbyshire village. The project was organised by Friends of the Salt Brook Trail with support from the arts group People Express and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Nestlé and South Derbyshire District Council.

Watch the film on the Nestlé UK & Ireland YouTube Channel:

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  • For more information, please contact the Nestlé UK press office at [email protected] or call us on 020 8667 6005.
  • Nescafé is the world's favourite coffee brand, enjoyed in over 180 countries worldwide. With over 80 years of experience in selecting, roasting and blending the very best coffee, it's no surprise that over 5,500 cups of Nescafé coffee are drunk every second! www.nescafe.co.uk
  • Nescafé Plan and Farmer Connect – by making sure coffee farmers grow viable, healthy crops, and that coffee farming remains sustainable, the Nescafé Plan helps to ensure that the day never comes when coffee lovers have to wake up without their favourite drink www.nescafe.co.uk/nescafe-plan/
  • Through the global coffee alliance, Nestlé has the perpetual rights to market Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice coffee and tea products around the world, outside of Starbucks coffee houses and excluding Ready-to-Drink products.
  • Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company.
    With more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, we are present in 191 countries around the world. www.nestle.co.uk – Follow our UK and Ireland team Follow us on Twitter @NestleUKI
 
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