Ferrero USA Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, announced the opening of a new distribution center in Goodyear, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. The newly constructed facility located at 3600 Cotton Lane is 643,798 square feet and projected to begin operating by mid-March. The company plans to add 50 local jobs at the center within its first year of operation.
In recent months, Ferrero has expanded its North American headquarters in New Jersey, opened a new distribution center in Pennsylvania, and assumed management of two manufacturing plants in Bloomington and Franklin Park, Illinois. The Goodyear 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 investing in our presence and business in the U.S.," says Paul Chibe, President and CEO, Ferrero North America. "We're introducing new brands and innovations, hiring top talent, and opening state-of-the-art facilities like this new Goodyear distribution center, all of which will help us continue to fuel the confectionery category."
"I am very pleased to welcome Ferrero USA as we work together to bring the Ferrero passion for quality, creativity, and innovation to life in Goodyear," said Mayor Georgia Lord. "Ferrero's new location in our city helps to build a stronger community and provides job opportunities for our residents and the West Valley."
"The rapid development of our supply chain helps drive strong growth for Ferrero," said Luca Robbiano, Vice President, North America Supply Chain for Ferrero. "Our new facilities in Pennsylvania and now Arizona represent important milestones in the expansion of our logistics capabilities in the market."
"We're excited about the expansion of a global leader like Ferrero to Greater Phoenix," says Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "With the continued growth in this part of the region, residents have new employment opportunities that are improving our regional economy and offering an enhanced quality of life."
DHL Supply Chain North America will provide warehouse services for Ferrero's new distribution center, including shipment consolidation, packaging, distribution and inventory management.