New facility adds 250 local jobs, furthering the company‘s rapid North American expansion
PARSIPPANY, N.J. June 1, 2020 – Ferrero USA, Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, today announced the opening of a new distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The newly constructed facility located at 875 Highway 42 South is 728,000 square feet and projected to begin operating by early September. The company anticipates that its new distribution center will add 250 local jobs.
In recent months, Ferrero has expanded its North American headquarters in New Jersey and opened two new distribution centers in Pennsylvania and Arizona, as well as assumed management of two manufacturing plants in Bloomington and Franklin Park, Illinois. The McDonough facility adds capacity for Ferrero to distribute its growing portfolio of brands, including Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, and Crunch, throughout North America. Over time, the facility will distribute other Ferrero brands, including Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, Tic Tac and Kinder, to support overall company growth.
“Ferrero is committed to continue growing in the U.S.,” said Paul Chibe, president and CEO, Ferrero North America, “The McDonough distribution center will help us bring our products to more people in the market, and will bring great employment opportunities to the people of Henry County at a crucial time.”
“We are pleased to welcome Ferrero, one of the largest chocolates and confectionery companies in the world to McDonough, GA,” said City of McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland. “Ferrero has a strong brand with an outstanding reputation for excellence and we are optimistic about the positive impact this new location will have on our community.”
“This represents another important milestone in the expansion of our logistics capabilities in the market,” said Luca Robbiano, Vice President, North America Supply Chain for Ferrero. “Our new distribution centers in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and now Georgia are crucial for driving both strong organic and acquisition-driven growth.”
“Henry County proudly welcomes Ferrero to our community,” said June Wood, Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. “We look forward to our partnership with this outstanding company and to the jobs and investment they will bring to the community.”
“We’re excited that global companies like Ferrero continue to choose Henry County for our strategic location and skilled workforce,” said Henry County Development Authority Chairman Pierre Clements. “Along with new investment and employment opportunities for our residents, Ferrero’s passion for quality, creativity and innovation will be a great addition to Henry County.”
DHL Supply Chain North America will provide warehouse services for Ferrero’s new distribution center, including shipment consolidation, packaging, distribution, and inventory management.
For over 70 years, Ferrero has been creating products loved by generations. We’ve grown from a bakery in Alba into the third-largest confectionery in the world. Ferrero entered the U.S. market in 1969 with Tic Tac® mints and continues to win hearts and sharing joy with Ferrero Rocher®, Nutella®, Kinder®, and Fannie May chocolates. Ferrero Group expanded its chocolate portfolio with the addition of legendary brands, including Butterfinger, Crunch, Baby Ruth, Raisinets, and other legendary chocolate brands that are now part of the Ferrero U.S. portfolio.
We’re proud to be a family-owned company with 3,000 employees in seven offices and nine plants and warehouses in North America. Instilled in every aspect of our business at every level is the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders, and we work together as a family to bring the Ferrero passion for quality, creativity, and innovation to life every day. Generation after generation, our products are crafted by the people who love them and who appreciate the philosophy behind them. Follow @FerreroUSA on Twitter and Instagram.
This press release has been shared with permission from the Henry County Development Authority.