Company history

  • Mid 19th Century Chelmsford a chemist begins creating homemade soft drinks
  • 1938 The company is acquired by James MacPherson & Co Ltd, and develops the business to introduce soft drinks as an affordable source of vitamins for the people of the UK
  • 1949 A range of juices were launched under the name of British Vitamin Products
  • 1954 Chapman sells the British Vitamin Products Company to Vine Products Limited and Chelmsford factory is built
  • 1968 The British Vitamin Products Company becomes part of Allied Breweries Limited and Minister Minerals Limited
  • 1971 The British Vitamin Product Company formally changes its name to Britvic
  • 1972 The Britvic brand of original mixers is introduced
  • 1977 Britvic 55 is launched to pubs and bars, as a non-alcoholic alternative adult soft drink
  • 1986 Tango acquired
  • 1986 R.Whites acquired
  • 1987 Pepsi - first 20 years bottling arrangement agreed in the UK
  • 1995 Robinsons acquired
  • 2000 Robinsons Fruit Shoot launched
  • 2007 Britvic acquires the soft drinks arm of C&C to create Britvic Ireland
  • 2011 Britvic acquires French soft drinks company Fruité Entreprises
  • 2015 Britvic acquires Brazilian soft drinks company Ebba

Britvic around the world