Ferrero USA Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, is opening a new distribution center in McDonough, Georgia. The project is expected to create 250 new jobs.
The newly constructed facility located at 875 Highway 42 South is 728,000 square feet and projected to begin operating by early September.
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,” 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.”
“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.
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.