Mayor Chris Friel: Ferrero is a remarkable story in the City of Brantford. It’s the largest single investment in manufacturing in the last 50 years. Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, Tic Tacs. They’re grown 168 acres out in the Northwest Industrial Park in the City of Brantford.
There’s about 655 full time employees, 450 million dollars worth of investment. 1.5 million square feet worth of manufacturing and logistics space. That is a remarkable industry for any community to be able to have. What’s even better is that it’s family based company that is very conscious of its role within the community. Not only do we have this incredible growth from Ferrero as its own entity but they’ve created circles of growth all around them that are benefitting the community and will for generations to come.