Quality, safety & efficiency
Our investment in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities ensures the highest standards of product quality, safety and efficiency, as well as the health and safety of our employees.
We have a total of 32 plants and production facilities worldwide. Please see below a selection of our largest and most unique ones.
Expanded and renovated since it first opened in the late 1940s, the Lainate plant is our chewing gum centre of excellence.
The plant is equipped with modern chewing gum and candies production lines. The fully automated warehouse has over 10,000 pallet positions, and operates twenty-four hours a day, managing on average 500 incoming and 500 outgoing pallets per day.
It’s also where our central chewing gum labs develop and test new formulations, as well as concepts that will later go into production.
Annual production capacity: 20,000 tons annually (80% chewing gum, 20% candies)
Main products:Vigorsol, Air Action Vigorsol, Daygum, Vivident, Happydent, Brooklyn, Big Babol, Mentos chewing gum, Alpenliebe, Golia
Markets: Primarily domestic
Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000
Breda is the largest Mentos-producing facility in the world and one of the most modernised sites in the Group.
Operating since 1984, the factory is highly efficient, sustainable and profitable. Mentos production and packaging is fully automated and the plant is also our centre of expertise for taking innovative Mentos ideas through to full-scale production.
Annual production volume: Approximately 33,500 tons
Main products: Mentos Candy, Look O Look, compressed dextrose
Markets: Europe, United States, Japan
Certifications: ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, ISO 14001, SA-8000, BRC (British Retail Consortium), IFS (International Food Standards) and AEO (Authorized Economic Operator)
One of our three plants in India, Rudrapur has the highest production capacity and most efficient production rates of our Indian plants.
The factory produces both gums and candies and has the highest production capacity and most efficient production rates of our Indian plants.
Our other manufacturing locations in India are Manesar-Gurgaon and Chennai, with each plant producing specific product ranges.
Annual production volume: Approximately 48,000 tons
Main products: Alpenliebe Creamfills, Mangofills, Orangefills, Big Babol, Center Fresh, Center Fruit
Markets: Principally domestic
Certifications: FSSC 22000, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001
The Shanghai plant has a large number of highly efficient production lines for Alpenliebe candies and lollipops, our leading brand in China.
Our original plant in Shanghai dates from 1994, and we have an additional state-of-the-art facility nearby which has been operating since 2010. Sophisticated control systems ensure we meet the highest food safety and hygiene requirements.
PVM China also plays a leading role in process and product developments in deposited and chewy candies. We have another confectionery unit in Shenzhen and a gum base unit in Shanghai.
Annual production volume: 150,000 tons
Main products: Alpenliebe, Mentos, ChupaChups, Big Babol, Center Fruit
Markets: China, with exports across Asia Pacific, Australia and the United States
Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 (Shenzhen only)
This modern factory uses unique technologies to produce caramel, marmalade, sugar candy and toffee, as well as chocolate and chocolate balls.
Istra is the larger of our two plants in Russia and has been operating since 2004. It delivers a wide range of products, with the production and packaging lines including that for Choco Balls.
Annual production volume: More than 10,000 tons
Main products: Meller, Jellies, Alpenliebe, Fruittella, Mentos Gum, ChocoBalls, Filli-Folly (Cotton Candy)
Markets: Domestic and export
Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 22000
This highly automated, efficient production site has technical expertise in both cooked and non-cooked extruded products.
Erlanger is our largest production centre for Airheads, a non-cooked extruded bar, and the only supplier of 5-colour Xtremes Belts, a multi-coloured cooked extruded product. The production of Xtremes Bites is automated.
Annual production volume: Approximately 20,000 tons
Main products: Airheads Candy, Xtremes Belts, Xtreme Bites
Markets: Mainly domestic, exports to Canada and Mexico
Certifications: ISO 14001, BRC (British Retail Consortium) Certification
Our two Istanbul plants are a centre of excellence for sugar-free gum production, serving more than 40 markets from America to Asia.
This is one of our most sophisticated gum manufacturing units, producing both sugar-based and sugar-free gums in multiple formats and packing them with a vast variety of packaging options.
More than 80% of production is exported, while production for the local market focuses on Vivident, the second largest player in the Turkish market.
Annual production volume: Approximately 20,000 tons
Main products: Vivident, Mentos, Big Babol, Center Fresh, Happydent
Markets: 80% export
Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 AND OHSAS 18001
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The Chupa Chups factory specialises in manufacturing lollipops which are then sold all over the world, including to the highly demanding Japanese market.
The Chupa Chups factory has invested in technology to meet Japanese quality and service standards, including forming machines, wrapping machines, exclusive X-Ray scanning equipment (to check for internal air bubbles) and double metal detectors with high checking performance.
The factory is also home to the global R&D team for moulded lollipops, as well as to the Smint packing unit, the Iberia logistic centre and the company offices.
Annual production volume: 15.5 tons (90% lollipops, 10% packing Smint)
Main products: Chupa Chups, Crazy Dips, Smint
Markets: Domestic and export, including Japan
Certifications: ISO 22000