U.S. production of HARIBO's sweet gummi treats will be happening in the near future in Pleasant Prairie and with that bringing hundreds of jobs to southeastern Wisconsin. As progress continues (highlights below!) to be made on their first-ever North American manufacturing facility, we invite you to discover a world of welcome in Pleasant Prairie with things to do, upcoming events, places to stay, restaurants, and more!
Job Opportunities on HARIBO.com
Find the position you are searching for in the happy world of HARIBO!
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Be sure to read up on the journey of the first-ever North American manufacturing facility below!
Interest Fair Announced
HARIBO is hosting an interest fair for people considering joining the colorful world of HARIBO!
Click here to view the informational flyer and to register.
Where: Gateway Technical College (3520 30th Ave., Kenosha, WI, 53144)
When: March 23rd, 24th, and 26th
Construction Progress Celebrated
On July 15, 2021 (#NationalGummiBearDay!), HARIBO shared the progress of their first-ever North American manufacturing facility with community partners. U.S. production of these sweet gummi treats will be happening in the near future in Pleasant Prairie and with that bringing hundreds of career opportunities to southeastern Wisconsin.
Construction Has Begun!
A private groundbreaking ceremony was held in December 2020 to mark the beginning of the first phase of construction. At the completion of the first phase, Haribo is anticipating having 450 full-time employees in the production facility, 44 full-time employees in the warehouse, and 20 part-time employees.
The company hopes to be in production by 2023.
HARIBO Gummi Day
Happy HARIBO Gummi Day, Wisconsin! Gov. Evers has declared December 18, 2020, as a day to celebrate the original inventor of the gummi bear. Learn more...
HARIBO Manufacturing Plant (Phase 1)
On Monday, May 11, 2020, facility plans were approved by the Village of Pleasant Prairie. This will be HARIBO's first-ever North American plant. Groundbreaking is anticipated to take place in September 2020 with construction following thereafter. After Phase 1, there may be up to 385 full-time employees hired. Learn more...
HARIBO Sale Agreement Finalized
On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, HARIBO, the World's leading manufacturer of gummi treats, finalized the property acquisition from the Village of Pleasant Prairie. We're excited for the community as this brings us one step closer to factory groundbreaking which is set to take place later this year. Learn more...
HARIBO Site and Operational Plans
On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission considered and approved the Preliminary Site and Operational Plans for HARIBO of America Manufacturing, LLC.
Learn more about building phases which will include production, warehouse, and administrative office spaces, distribution buildings, a multi-story parking structure, and gatehouse, a retail store open to the public, and daycare and fitness center for its employees and the Phase I ground-breaking which is planned for late Spring 2020.
HARIBO is the world's leading manufacturer of gummi products, most famous for its beloved Goldbears. Globally, the business employs nearly 7,000 Associates and operates 16 production sites in 10 countries. A family-owned business with a century long heritage, the company's founder, Hans Riegel, built HARIBO on a foundation of quality and delivering moments of childlike happiness through sweet treats. Established in 1920, HARIBO is the acronym that comprises its founder's name and the city in which the company was born (Bonn, Germany): Hans Riegel Bonn. HARIBO global headquarters is in Grafschaft, Germany and its U.S. headquarters operates out of Rosemont, Ill. For more information, visit www.haribo.com.