Imagination, taste & passion

We are one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of confectionery and chewing gum. We create imaginative products and brands that are enjoyed in more than 150 countries.

Our mission & values

Our vision: We will enhance our world leadership in confectionery by creating value for consumers through innovative and gratifying high-quality products.

Our mission & values

Our people

Find out more about the sweet life at Perfetti Van Melle. Meet our leadership team and hear directly from our employees.

Our people

History of delight

In 1946, brothers Ambrogio and Egidio Perfetti started producing sweets in a town outside Milan, Italy. Following World War II, they created Italy’s first chewing gum brand, Brooklyn, which had New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge on the wrapper. In Breskens, The Netherlands, in 1900, Izaak Van Melle had begun operating a small confectionery business by converting his grandfather’s bakery shop, a bakery that had been in operation for 60 years. Now, more than a century later, Perfetti Van Melle delights consumers around the world with extraordinary candies and chewing gums. Explore our rich (mouth-watering) company heritage!

History of delight

Worldwide presence

Global sales

2,472 m

Net Sales by Geographic Region

EU 31%
Other Europe 8%
Asia & Oceana 39%
Americas 18%
Other 4%

67% Candies | 33% Gum

Our office

United States

Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc.

Registered offices

P.O. Box 18190
3645 Turfway Road
Erlanger, KY 41018-0190
United States

T 859 283 6560

Open in google maps