This is a history of success that has now entered its third generation. The history of the past, present and future of a brilliant and tenacious Italian family from the region of Piedmont stands proudly behind the brand name, its financial success and the expansion of a multinational company. That's not all. The Group has developed so successfully thanks to the extraordinary daily commitment from every member of its workforce.
Since its establishment, in 1946, the company has been driven by its passion for excellence and by employee dedication. A spirit of loyalty and professionalism is the foundation upon which our staff conduct their dealings with consumers, communities, institutions and business partners.
This dedication has always brought great results; in the 2013-2014 financial year the Ferrero Group registered a growing consolidated turnover of 8.4 billion Euros. The Ferrero Group employs more than 34,000 people across 53 countries, it has 20 production plants around the world, of which 3 are Ferrero Social Enterprises in Africa and Asia, and 9 agricultural companies. Its products are present and sold in more than 160 countries; they have become part of the collective memory and lifestyles of many countries where they are truly loved, generation after generation, and often considered as cultural icons. Our Chief Executive Officer, Giovanni Ferrero, has never lost sight of the company's fundamental values and its core principles. He will continue to set new goals for the future and to lead the group towards further success.