German dairy company Müller has said that it plans to ‘rejuvenate’ the UK milk delivery business it acquired from Dairy Crest and has reversed plans to close the group's former glass-bottling facility in Hanworth, UK.
Müller also plans to expand its milk&more doorstep delivery business, which delivers milk and other daily essentials to more than 600,000 homes across the country.
The Hanworth dairy is one of the country’s largest glass bottle milk factories.
Dairy Crest had announced the closure of Hanworth, which was founded in 1847 and was one of the first dairies to introduce pasteurisation in 1912, but the proposals to reverse the closure could secure future employment for up to 170 employees based there.
Müller acquired Dairy Crest’s dairy operations in December and carried out a subsequent review of the milk&more business and the Hanworth dairy near London, which were included in the deal.
Patrick Müller, Head of milk&more, said: “Milk has been delivered in glass bottles to homes across the country for over 100 years and I am delighted that this tradition is to continue.”