Behind the Scenes of the McVitie’s Factory in Harlesden

Established in 1908, the McVitie’s Factory in Harlesden is Europe’s largest biscuit factory by volume. Everyday up to 13 million Chocolate Digestives and 12.5 million Digestives are produced on site. Over the past 100 years the factory has evolved – there is greater automation and less staff. At one point in the 1950s as much as 3,000 people worked on site. Today, the figure is around 500. Come with us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the factory and see how some of your favourite biscuits are made.