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About Ferrero

A Joy to Discover

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Ferrero is anything but ordinary. Since our humble beginnings in the small town of Alba in Italy, our products have surprised and delighted millions of people all over the world. 

We have a truly progressive and global outlook, driven and dynamic, yet always taking the long-term view. Discover more about a company that puts its products and people first, learn about our history, and our commitment to the environment and local communities.

Ferrero Rocher
Ferrero Rocher
Ferrero Rocher is one of the best-known chocolate brands in the world, with its unique round shape, high quality chocolate and hazelnuts, and distinctive premium golden wrapper.
Kinder
Kinder
Kinder is a chocolate made especially for kids in small, individually wrapped portions and made with lots of wholesome milk. Today there are lots of products within the Kinder brand, created to reassure parents about their children's snacks.
Tic Tac
Tic Tac
1969: the year of Woodstock and the first man on the moon. No wonder Tic Tac was born this year; a truly revolutionary product that invented a whole new category.
Nutella
Nutella
Nutella is a completely unique hazelnut spread with cocoa that introduced an entirely new category to the market, and immediately secured a place in the hearts of millions of consumers.

Locations

Ferrero in the world

As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Today, the Ferrero Group is present in 53 countries, and its products are sold in more than 160 countries. We have a global workforce of over 34,000 permanent and temporary employees, a global portfolio and in August 2014, our consolidated net turnover was €8.4 billion Euros. Join Ferrero and be a part of our global success.

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Corporate social responsibility

Sharing Values to Create Value

At Ferrero, we have always believed in taking our own path and steadfastly sticking to our principles, ‘Work, Create, Donate’. These define our actions, both within our business and outside it, where we engage in strong CSR initiatives, not for public praise, but because we believe it is the right thing to do.

History

A great story is made of small events

Ferrero has been built by generations of people who share a commitment to creating products that are an expression of our passion for excellence, reliability and trust.

Read about milestones in Ferrero’s history.
As part of our next generation of Ferrerians, you can help us create more.

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1946Ferrero is founded by Pietro Ferrero in Alba, Italy.
1946Ferrero is founded by Pietro Ferrero in Alba, Italy.
1950Michele Ferrero took over the company with his uncle and mother.
1950Michele Ferrero took over the company with his uncle and mother.
1959Ferrero buys and renovates a former textile factory in Villers-Ecalles, near Rouen transforming it into Ferrero France’s first factory.
1959Ferrero buys and renovates a former textile factory in Villers-Ecalles, near Rouen transforming it into Ferrero France’s first factory.
1960Michele Ferrero launches a new product onto the French market for the first time with Mon Chéri cherry liqueurs, a name which evokes French refinement for many European countries. 1961The French factory begins to produce Nutella.
1960Michele Ferrero launches a new product onto the French market for the first time with Mon Chéri cherry liqueurs, a name which evokes French refinement for many European countries. 1961The French factory begins to produce Nutella.
1971Tic Tac is introduced to the French Market. Since then it has grown into one of the most well-known brands in the candy market place with 99 out of 100 French people familiar with it.
1971Tic Tac is introduced to the French Market. Since then it has grown into one of the most well-known brands in the candy market place with 99 out of 100 French people familiar with it.
1975Kinder Surprise is launched in France. Today, more than 100 million eggs are sold every year in France.
1975Kinder Surprise is launched in France. Today, more than 100 million eggs are sold every year in France.
1982Ferrero Rocher is launched and quickly becomes France’s market leader in boxed chocolates.
1982Ferrero Rocher is launched and quickly becomes France’s market leader in boxed chocolates.
1991Kinder Bueno is launched. Today it is France’s leading chocolate bar, with 2.4 million Kinder Bueno bars per day produced in Villers-Ecalles.
1991Kinder Bueno is launched. Today it is France’s leading chocolate bar, with 2.4 million Kinder Bueno bars per day produced in Villers-Ecalles.
2000Ferrero launches another taste sensation – Ferrero Duplo wafers with hazelnut cream.2001Christmas and Easter are celebrated with new Kinder Schoko-Bons.2007Kinder Bueno White is launched.
2000Ferrero launches another taste sensation – Ferrero Duplo wafers with hazelnut cream.2001Christmas and Easter are celebrated with new Kinder Schoko-Bons.2007Kinder Bueno White is launched.
2010Ferrero France’s Village Kinder opens and has since welcomed 5,000 children from disadvantaged families for annual sports holidays.
2010Ferrero France’s Village Kinder opens and has since welcomed 5,000 children from disadvantaged families for annual sports holidays.
2013Villers-Ecalles becomes the first site in the French Food Industry to receive the ISO 5001 certification for energy reduction.2014A brand new ad campaign featuring Mr Schoko-Bons arrives on the scene.
2013Villers-Ecalles becomes the first site in the French Food Industry to receive the ISO 5001 certification for energy reduction.2014A brand new ad campaign featuring Mr Schoko-Bons arrives on the scene.

What's next?

With new innovations ready to share with the world, and exciting expansion plans in place, there's never been a better time to join the Ferrero Group and grow with us.