DLP presents the first hazelnut peeling plant in South America

Santiago, October 2015.- In an area of over 4,000 m2, in Camarico, province of Talca, DLP completed the construction of an innovative hazelnut peeling plant for Ferrero Rocher chocolates, the first of the company in South America.

In this new and technological ground, the Italian chocolate factory can make the process of removing the hazelnuts shells that are harvested in the south of Chile. After that, they send it to the chocolate plant where the popular chocolates Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Sorpresa, and the famous Nutella are made.
Why build this large plant in Chile? The company owner, Michele Ferrero, had a global look for the business and wanted to install industrial plants in several countries to grow gradually worldwide. Chile is a small and remote country, but it caught Ferrero´s interest to expand its chain of raw materials and even determine hazelnuts prices worldwide, as said by the CEO of Hazelnut Company, Lucio Gomiero in interview with the newspaper El Mercurio.
DLP’s work, which consists of a shed of 4,197 m2, reflects a further step for the growth of Ferrero in our country. The building is primarily a metal structure with coatings and shells with PIR (Panels Polyisocyanurate Rigid Foam) and industrial flooring. Outside there are streets and sidewalks for trucks, a water treatment plant and places where hazelnuts are saved.

Fundadores - Alcántara & Embajada

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