Published On: Tue, Nov 19th, 2019

Confectionery giant Ferrero opens new distribution center in Jonestown

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Global confectionery company Ferrero has inaugurated its new distribution center in Jonestown, Pennsylvania to support its organic growth and integration of new brands.

The 730,000 square-foot facility, which is located at 112 Bordnersville Road, will offer 225 local jobs with 75 new positions this year and a further 150 jobs by the end of next year.

The new Ferrero distribution center in Jonestown adds capacity for distributing the company’s portfolio of brands, including Baby Ruth, Crunch, and Butterfinger. Managed by DHL Supply Chain, the facility over the course of time will also distribute other brands of Ferrero.

Paul Chibe – President and CEO of Ferrero North America said: “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 the decision to select this location for our new distribution center.

“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.”

Opening of the Ferrero distribution center in Jonestown, Pennsylvania

Opening of the Ferrero distribution center in Jonestown, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Ferrero USA.

The Ferrero distribution center will use lithium powered lifts for saving energy, will have the JDA (NTV) warehouse management system, besides deploying DHL’s MySupplyChain technology that is said to offer visibility across the entire supply chain.

Franklin Littleton – President, Consumer at DHL Supply Chain North America said: “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.

“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.”

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