Exports case study: Nestlé UK – Confectionery exports

Nestlé's factory in York is the birthplace of a number of internationally recognised iconic British confectionery brands. Kit Kat, Polo, Aero, Yorkie are all developed in York and can now be enjoyed by consumers all over the world!

The Nestlé York site is one of the world's largest confectionery manufacturing plants and makes more than one billion Kit Kats and 200 million Aero bars each year.

In the last six years the York site has received over £50 million investment, creating the best in class manufacturing facility fit for competitive production for both the UK and overseas markets.

More than 17% of annual confectionery production made at the site is exported to over 70 countries across all continents.

In 2015, we exported almost 26,000 tonnes of confectionery was exported to approximately 70 markets. The top markets include Germany, Italy, Canada and the Travel Retail channel.

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Last reviewed: 26 Aug 2016