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Ferrero to invest €42m in France, notably in a logistics centre in Normandy

Ferrero strengthens its presence in France (photo: Ferrero)
Ferrero strengthens its presence in France (photo: Ferrero)
FRANCE / ITALY. The Italian agro-food group Ferrero (€11.4 bn turnover in 2018-2019 and 33,000 employees) plans to invest €42m in Normandy. In particular, it is to invest €30m in the construction of a new warehouse at Criquebeuf-sur-Seine, in the Eure department. This centre will cover 36,000 sq. metres, with a capacity of 45,000 pallets. All Ferrero's logistics activities in France, currently spread between Normandy and Aube, will be grouped together here.

Works will start in November 2020 for delivery at the end of 2021. According to a press release from Ferrero France (1,400 employees, 72% of whom work in the Normandy region), "this new warehouse will also help to reduce Ferrero's environmental footprint in France (...) the building will be equipped with solar panels that will supply up to 15% of its total annual energy". The logistics centre will employ seventy people and up to 110 during seasonal peaks of activity.

At the end of 1959, the Italians from Alba, creators of Nutella spread, acquired a former spinning mill (Prévost and Grenier factories) in Villers Ecalles (Seine-Maritime, near Rouen) to set up their first site in France. It is to benefit from a further €10m of modernisation. The head office of Ferrero France, based at Mont-Saint-Aignan (Seine-Maritime), will also be renovated, at a cost of €2m.

Frédéric Dubessy

Tuesday, September 29th 2020

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