Ferrero, part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, said it will open a new Goodyear distribution center in mid-March and will hire 50 people within its first year of operation.
The facility, at 3600 N. Cotton Lane, totals 643,800 square feet.
Nationwide, Ferrero has recently expanded its North American headquarters in New Jersey and opened a distribution center in Pennsylvania, as well as assuming management of two manufacturing plants in Illinois.
The Goodyear facility adds capacity for Ferrero to distribute its growing candy bar brand portfolio, 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.
“Ferrero is investing in our presence and business in the U.S.,” said Paul Chibe, president and CEO of Ferrero North America, in a statement. “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.”
DHL Supply Chain North America will provide warehouse services for the distribution center, including shipment consolidation, packaging, distribution and inventory management.
“Ferrero’s new location in our city helps to build a stronger community and provides job opportunities for our residents and the West Valley,” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said in a statement.
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