Italian-owned international confectionary manufacturer, Ferrero will merge its Australian businesses, Ferrero Australia and Ferrero Australasia Manufacturing under the same name, Ferrero Australia.
The merger will not only bring together the company’s commercial and manufacturing operations, it will also see the chocolate maker introduce an integrated supply chain as well as improved administrative processes to achieve better efficiency through the adoption of SAP.
There will be no change to the operations each of the merged companies. Each business will reportly operate as it did before the merger.
The NSW Lithgow-based Ferrero Australasia Manufacturing produces confectionery and chocolate products. The factory has approximately 90 staff. No job is expected following this structural change.
The privately owned family company is behind popular brand names including Nutella, Tic Tac, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Bueno.
In addition to its manufacturing operations in Lithgow, the Ferrero has a commercial office based in North Sydney.