Ferrero USA has announced the opening of a new distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, to facilitate its Butterfinger, CRUNCH, and Babyruth lines before including the firm’s classic brands such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and Kinder.
The newly constructed facility located in a suburb of Atlanta includes 728,000 square feet and is projected to begin operating by early September.
The Ferrero Group 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.
“Ferrero is committed to continue growing in the US,” 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, GA,” 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.”