Ferrero USA, Inc. is opening a 728,000 sq. ft. distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.
The newly constructed facility is located at 875 Highway 42 South and is projected to begin operating by early September. The company anticipates it 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.”
DHL Supply Chain North America will provide warehouse services for Ferrero’s new distribution center, including shipment consolidation, packaging, distribution and inventory management.
“We are pleased to welcome Ferrero, one of the largest chocolates and confectionery companies in the world to McDonough, Georgia,” said 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.”