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® mints were born this year; a truly revolutionary product that invented a whole new category.

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.
1956European debut: the Ferrero factory in Germany opens.
1956European debut: the Ferrero factory in Germany opens.
1964Nutella is launched.
1964Nutella is launched.
1969Ferrero USA opens for business in New York with the launch of Tic Tac mints.
1969Ferrero USA opens for business in New York with the launch of Tic Tac mints.
1980Six new products, including Ferrero Rocher, are launched in this decade.1982Ferrero brands are loved and enjoyed in all five continents.1983Nutella is launched in the US.1985Ferrero USA enjoys a Golden Moment with the launch of Ferrero Rocher.
1980Six new products, including Ferrero Rocher, are launched in this decade.1982Ferrero brands are loved and enjoyed in all five continents.1983Nutella is launched in the US.1985Ferrero USA enjoys a Golden Moment with the launch of Ferrero Rocher.
1991Foundation Ferrero is registered as a charity chaired by Michele Ferrero’s wife Maria Franca.1992Ferrero Mexico opens its doors.
1991Foundation Ferrero is registered as a charity chaired by Michele Ferrero’s wife Maria Franca.1992Ferrero Mexico opens its doors.
1995Ferrero enters the Russian market.1996Ferrero begins construction of the factory in Poland.1997Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero, Michele’s sons, take over the reins of the Group.
1995Ferrero enters the Russian market.1996Ferrero begins construction of the factory in Poland.1997Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero, Michele’s sons, take over the reins of the Group.
2005Michele Ferrero is awarded Knight Grand Cross by the Italian President.2009Ferrero wins the prestigious international ‘Reputation Award’.Nutella is served at the G8 summit.
2005Michele Ferrero is awarded Knight Grand Cross by the Italian President.2009Ferrero wins the prestigious international ‘Reputation Award’.Nutella is served at the G8 summit.
2012Nutella and GO! rolls out in the US. 2013Ferrero commits to a goal of planting 10,000 hectares of hazelnut trees in Ontario, Canada, by 2020. 2014Ferrero buys Oltan Group, the world’s largest hazelnut producer, forever securing its long-term competitive advantage and providing security for its production in decades to come.

Nutella is 50 years old and enjoyed in 160 countries with over 360,000 tons of the delicious hazelnut spread produced every year.
2012Nutella and GO! rolls out in the US. 2013Ferrero commits to a goal of planting 10,000 hectares of hazelnut trees in Ontario, Canada, by 2020. 2014Ferrero buys Oltan Group, the world’s largest hazelnut producer, forever securing its long-term competitive advantage and providing security for its production in decades to come.

Nutella is 50 years old and enjoyed in 160 countries with over 360,000 tons of the delicious hazelnut spread produced every year.

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.