Parsippany, NJ — Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. has opened a distribution center in Jonestown, PA, to support the company’s organic growth and integration of new brands. The 730,000-square-foot facility will add 225 local jobs with 75 new positions in 2019 and an additional 150 jobs by end of 2020, according to the company.
Managed by DHL Supply Chain, the facility adds capacity for Ferrero North America to distribute its growing portfolio of brands, including Baby Ruth, Butterfinger and Crunch. Over time, the facility will also distribute other Ferrero brands to support overall company growth, the company notes.
“We are thrilled to be an active business partner in Jonestown and Union Township. These communities’ commitment to economic growth was an integral part of decision to select this location for our new distribution center,” says Paul Chibe, president & CEO of Ferrero North America. “In DHL, we have the perfect partner whose best in class experience and technology will ensure this facility helps power Ferrero’s continued growth for years to come.”
“We were immediately attracted to Ferrero’s vision for future growth and believed our proven processes to consistently deliver predictability and cost certainty uniquely positioned us to help them increase capacity and achieve that vision,” said Franklin Littleton, president, consumer, DHL Supply Chain North America, who was on hand for the facility’s opening. “The addition of this new facility is an exciting and critical step in continuing to deliver on Ferrero’s growth strategy as it will bring its products to the market with even greater speed and efficiency.”
Also in attendance at the ribbon-cutting were U.S. Representative Daniel Meuser, representatives from Union Township, Jonestown and the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation, as well as other Ferrero and DHL special guests.
Ferrero adds that the new distribution center demonstrates its commitment to contribute positively to the planet and its employees and suppliers. In addition to lithium-powered lifts, the center features an energy-saving HVAC system and zero waste-to-landfill practices to reduce environmental impact. C&ST