Ferrero began its story in the town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, with a consolidated turnover of over 8.4 billion Euros, Ferrero is one of the largest Groups in the global chocolate confectionery market. The Group is present with 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 and are often considered as cultural icons. Ferrero has social responsibility in its DNA and Ferrero is now steadily ranked among the first companies in the world for its reputation.