Perfetti Van Melle Italy was incorporated in 1946 by the two Perfetti brothers Ambrogio and Egidio, in a small town called Lainate just outside of Milan. Perfetti Van Melle is the world’s third largest confectionery group with its presence in over 150 countries worldwide. Under its umbrella, Perfetti markets some of the most popular global brands like Alpenliebe, Mentos, Happydent, Big Babol and Fruittella.
Perfetti has a strong workforce of 19,000 people in 35 operating companies throughout the world and is very active in the Asia-Pacific, South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Perfetti S.p.A. acquired Van Melle N.V. in March 2001, which was an important step for the Group to strengthen its position in the market, expand the product propositions and increase the dominance across markets.