Irn-Bru maker restructures supply chain

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AG Barr, the soft drinks maker best known for Irn-Bru, has set out plans to restructure its supply chain with the closure of its Mansfield site and the creation of a third party operated central distribution hub for the south of the country.

The company plans to invest £8-£10 million over the next twelve months to create operating capacity at the Cumbernauld site that would absorb all current PET packaged products from the Mansfield factory and allow for forecast future growth.

The move to a third party operated hub for the south would mean ceasing current in-house storage and distribution operations at the Mansfield site and the exit from existing Rubicon third party logistics operations.

It has started a consultation process with employees with a view to closing the Mansfield site in early 2011 and the commencement of outsourced logistics activity during the course of 2010.

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