PARSIPPANY, NJ. — Ferrero North America, a enterprise unit of Ferrero Group, on Oct. 13 broke ground on a brand new $75 million, 70,000-square-foot chocolate processing facility in Bloomington, Unwell. The plant will probably be Ferrero’s third facility that processes chocolate, and its first outdoors of Europe.
The brand new facility is an expansion of Ferrero’s current Bloomington manufacturing middle and can produce chocolate for Crunch, 100 Grand, Raisinets, and different Ferrero merchandise for the North American market.
“The flexibility to course of high-quality chocolate right here in North America is instrumental to constructing on our necessary development on this market, which is advancing Ferrero in direction of our aim of being a world chief in world confectionery,” stated Todd Siwak, president and chief enterprise officer of Ferrero North America. “I’m so pleased that we’re in a position to attain this necessary milestone in Illinois, the guts of America’s meals and confections business.”
The expansion will create 50 new jobs on the facility.
“With its first-ever US chocolate processing facility, Ferrero will create new jobs and financial alternative within the Bloomington area, and can carry ahead Illinois’ proud meals manufacturing custom,” stated Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. “Firms like Ferrero proceed to decide on Illinois due to our gifted workforce and our function as a transportation hub for the nation, which makes our state a No. 1 selection for manufacturing, innovation, and world distribution. We thank Ferrero for its vote of confidence in Illinois and stay up for supporting the corporate’s continued success right here.”
Ferrero has made a number of investments in North America over the previous few years, together with the expansion of its North American headquarters in New Jersey and the opening of latest distribution facilities in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Georgia. The corporate’s footprint available in the market now totals 8 places of work and 10 crops and warehouses in North America, together with a cocoa processing plant in Brantford, Ont.
The brand new facility is about to open within the spring of 2023.