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 Joy
Kinder is a chocolate made especially for kids, 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
From its complex layering of three fresh tastes to the pioneering design of its clear plastic box with its distinctive flip-top lid, Tic Tac was an instant success with people wanting low-calorie fresh-breath refreshment.

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.
1968The Kinder Division is formed: delicious treats specially made for children.1969Tic Tac is launched in America.
1968The Kinder Division is formed: delicious treats specially made for children.1969Tic Tac is launched in America.
1975Kinder Surprise is launched in France.
1975Kinder Surprise is launched in France.
1980Six new products, including Ferrero Rocher, are launched in this decade.1982The Kinder and Ferrero brands are loved and enjoyed in all five continents.
1980Six new products, including Ferrero Rocher, are launched in this decade.1982The Kinder and Ferrero brands are loved and enjoyed in all five continents.
1991Foundation Ferrero is registered as a charity chaired by Michele Ferrero’s wife Maria Franca.1992Ferrero Mexico opens its doors.1994Operations in Brazil start with Kinder Surprise.
1991Foundation Ferrero is registered as a charity chaired by Michele Ferrero’s wife Maria Franca.1992Ferrero Mexico opens its doors.1994Operations in Brazil start with Kinder Surprise.
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.
2004Ferrero India is established.
2004Ferrero India is established.
2005Michele Ferrero is awarded Knight Grand Cross by the Italian President.2007Ferrero opens offices in China. 2007. Incorporation of IMSOFER (manufacturing unit of Ferrero India). Government of Maharashtra bestows a mega project status to Ferrero’s enterprise.2008Kinder Joy and Tic Tac are launched in India.
2005Michele Ferrero is awarded Knight Grand Cross by the Italian President.2007Ferrero opens offices in China. 2007. Incorporation of IMSOFER (manufacturing unit of Ferrero India). Government of Maharashtra bestows a mega project status to Ferrero’s enterprise.2008Kinder Joy and Tic Tac are launched in India.
2009Ferrero wins the prestigious international ‘Reputation Award’. Nutella is launched in India and is also served at the G8 summit.2010The group has 18 manufacturing plants, of which four are in Italy. In June, the first Ferrero CSR report is presented.
2009Ferrero wins the prestigious international ‘Reputation Award’. Nutella is launched in India and is also served at the G8 summit.2010The group has 18 manufacturing plants, of which four are in Italy. In June, the first Ferrero CSR report is presented.
2011New factory opens in Baramati, India and the large scale manufacture of Kinder Joy and Tic Tac begins. Incorporation of MPG (Multi Production Group).2012Ferrero launches Raffaello in Brazil. India begins the export of Kinder Joy and Tic Tac to China, Middle East & South East Asia.2013Merger of IMSOFER, MPG into Ferrero India Private Ltd.
2011New factory opens in Baramati, India and the large scale manufacture of Kinder Joy and Tic Tac begins. Incorporation of MPG (Multi Production Group).2012Ferrero launches Raffaello in Brazil. India begins the export of Kinder Joy and Tic Tac to China, Middle East & South East Asia.2013Merger of IMSOFER, MPG into Ferrero India Private Ltd.
2014Ferrero makes a $70 million hazelnut investment in New South Wales, Australia.

Ferrero 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.
2014Ferrero makes a $70 million hazelnut investment in New South Wales, Australia.

Ferrero 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.