Paperjam reports that the Ferrero factory in Arlon will continue to grow. The company has invested €110 million in its Belgian production branch in the past ten years and has scheduled major investments for the coming years.
Since its inauguration in 1989, the Ferrero factory in Arlon is one of the company’s flagships. Now, more than ever, the Italian chocolate maker intends to invest. The factory’s director Marco Arvigo announced to L’Avenir Luxembourg that “tens of millions will be devoted to the factory in the years to come.” This will continue the company’s history of investments, already adding up to €110 million over the course of the last ten years.
The factory in Arlon is running at full speed. In 2017 it produced 46,000 tons of chocolate shipped to 45 countries including Canada, Australia and China. Production has increased by 31% compared to 2016 when 35,000 tons were produced. Orders keep flooding in and the facilities in Arlon are starting to burst at the seams which has led to a vast extension project.
New buildings and a new production line are in planning, and the site will double in size. In addition to the 10,000 m2 of annexing terrain already purchased, the factory ground is to be enlarged by another 20,000 m2. “Thanks to these latest investments, we can increase our production capacity by 50% between 2016-2019,” states Arvigo.