Haribo opens first US manufacturing plant

ROSEMONT, ILL. — Gummi merchandise producer Haribo has opened its first manufacturing plant in North America. The five hundred,000-square-foot facility is positioned in Nice Prairie, Wis., and is targeted on manufacturing of Haribo Goldbears.

Whereas it’s Haribo’s first US plant, it’s the firm’s sixteenth world facility, supporting manufacturing of greater than 160 million Goldbears gummies day by day. The corporate was based in Bonn, Germany, in 1920 and right this moment is headquartered in Grafschaft, Germany.

Haribo mentioned the plant opening is a part of the primary part of a multi-phase undertaking that additionally contains an administrative constructing and a warehouse. Future phases will embody the addition of latest know-how, capability and staff, Haribo mentioned.

Haribo first introduced its intent to construct in Wisconsin in March 2017.

“I began my profession with Haribo greater than 20 years in the past, and I’m so proud to be a part of the group that made the dream of a US manufacturing facility come true,” mentioned Hakan Zor, chief manufacturing officer, Haribo of America. “Our associates labored tirelessly to make sure each step was taken with care, with the highest quality tools, know-how and substances in the marketplace. The Haribo model has limitless potential, and producing within the US is an thrilling subsequent chapter of our story.”