Chivas Brothers invest in staff and community at Kilmalid


Chivas Brothers, the Pernod Ricard business dedicated to Scotch whisky, has revealed its plans to further develop and expand its Kilmalid bottling site with a focus on employees and the local community.

The investment was granted planning permission over the summer and includes improving site safety as well as work on the surrounding greenlands to protect community walkways and provide easy access around the site for Dumbarton residents.

Following the initial phase which was completed within the existing campus footprint this month (October), the next phase will focus on improvements to the South car park along with building new roads to enable the implementation of a traffic management plan.

Public transport links also will be improved as part of the investment to improve the options employees have to travel to work. It includes public access footpaths, installing EV charging stations and adding cycle lanes and secure cycle storage. In the future, it will include habitat rehabilitation and improved public access from Dumbarton alongside the River Leven.

Liam Donegan, Manufacturing Director at Chivas Brothers said, “This is the next milestone on our transformation journey here in Dumbarton, following the upgrades to our state-of-the-art bottling facility last year. This investment reflects the continued value and commitment we place on our people, as well as the communities we are a part of – more than half of the people working at the Kilmalid campus are local to the Dunbartonshire area.”


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Tags: Chivas Brothers, Dumbarton, Kilmalid, Liam Donegan, Pernod Ricard