Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has unveiled its newly refurbished Leven office at its Kilmalid bottling facility in Dumbarton – which stands as Pernod Ricard’s biggest bottling plant producing 26 million cases a year.
The new office marks a significant milestone in Chivas Brothers’ ongoing investment in the future of Scotch and it’s the single biggest transformation the site has ever seen. The long-term ambitious development plans for Kilmalid include improvements to bottling technology and production facilities, as well as new walking and cycle paths for employees and local community members to enjoy the local wildlife and scenery by end of the year.
As part of its continued commitment to the local community and long-term investment in Scotch the company also recently announced the recruitment of more than 130 permanent operators at the plant.
Liam Donegan, Manufacturing Director at Chivas Brothers commented: “We hold our people proudly at the heart of our business and this investment into our working environments is testament to their hard work and our collaborative, convivial DNA. I’m delighted to be welcoming employees into our new, state-of-the-art facilities which have been designed to reconnect colleagues. I can’t wait to work more closely with our brilliant teams and continue on our journey to shape the future of Scotch.”
The overhaul to the Leven office includes a modern on-site speciality coffee bar, restaurant and lounge for colleagues to enjoy, as well as flexible open plan workspaces with break-out rooms across four floors. Designed to facilitate flexible working and collaboration, the new office will serve as a hub to unite different teams at the Kilmalid site and other locations across the UK.