Business expansion
Sud; Basilicata; Potenza
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Food producer Ferrero announced its intention to expand business activities in its plant of Balvano (Potenza) with a planned increase in the workforce of 150 workers. The expansion is foreseen in order to respond to the increasing demand of Nutella biscuits.

In order to enlarge production facilities the companies submitted an authorisation request to the Regional administration, which ensured it will act in rapid times. 

The plant was installed after the earthquake which affected the Region Basilicata in 1980. Currently, the plant employs 315 workers. 

Update, 02/10/2020: Ferrero announced  it will aim at doubling production of Nutella biscuits at the Balvano plant, from16,0000  33,000 tons per year. In order to do so, the company plans to invest another €80 millions. The investment will have an impact also on the number of people employed at the site: when fully operational, the company foresees that between 200 and 250 people will work on the production lines dedicated to Nutella biscuits, a significant increase compared to the 150 hires made by the Group about a year ago, when starting the new production.



Eurofound (2020), Ferrero, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 101235, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101235.