Hershey's will expand its plant in Nuevo León; is emerging as the company's second largest

By Perla Eunice

Nuevo León

September 12, 2022

Hershey's announced that it will invest 90 million dollars (mdd) for the installation of high-tech production lines in its manufacturing plant located in Escobedo, Nuevo León. 

With this expansion, the company will generate 300 new jobs, in addition to the 2,500 it already offers. Thanks to this, they will increase their production by 25%, and the plant could become the second largest of the Hershey's company. 

Martín Venegas Gómez, manufacturing director of the company, mentioned that they maintain their commitment to economic development and care for the environment of Nuevo León. 

"We will continue working to continue being an exemplary company in economic, social and environmental matters. We are aware of the role we have with our people, with our community, with our clients and with the planet," he said.

Iván Rivas, Secretary of Economy, indicated that Nuevo León has the human capital to increase production and, in turn, generate the expansion of transnational companies in the entity.

"Hershey's is an example that large companies can expand and increase their production in Nuevo León, thanks to human capital, infrastructure and optimal conditions provided by the entity," he stressed. 

In Mexico, the company has its regional office in Guadalajara, Jalisco; sales offices in Mexico City and in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Manufacturing takes place in El Salto, Jalisco, and Escobedo, Nuevo León. It also has a Latin American Innovation Center in Jalisco that creates and tests ideas for new products and packaging.

Hershey's arrived in Nuevo León in 2008. From the plant in Escobedo, the fourth largest in the world, it manufactures 311 products through 14 molding and packaging lines, which it exports mainly to the United States and Canada.

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