Perfetti van Melle has delighted US consumers with Airheads and Mentos confectionery, mint and gum products for more than 25 years. Airheads and Airheads Xtremes are manufactured in Perfetti’s US headquarters located in Erlanger, KY. The company is part of the Perfetti Van Melle Group, a privately-owned global manufacturer and marketer of sugar confectionery and chewing gum.
Perfetti van Melle was established in March 2001 through the merger of Perfetti S.p.A., founded in 1946, and Van Melle NV, founded in 1900. The company is a global leader in the confectionery business and is the third largest candy and gum manufacturer in the world. Our brands, such as Mentos Mints, Mentos Gum, Frisk Mints and Fruittella, are enjoyed in more than 150 countries worldwide, where our innovation creates unique tastes to match local preferences
Location: Erlanger, KY - 4th District
U.S. Employees: 300
Exports to Other Countries: Yes
Officer: Sylvia Buxton, President
NCA Board of Trustees
Perfetti van Melle is known for products such as Airheads and Mentos.