More than a century ago, Milton Hershey was looking for the ideal location for his new chocolate factory, and he turned to central Pennsylvania, with its clean water, pastoral beauty and access to farm fresh milk. There he built the town of Hershey for his employees - providing not only jobs, but a place to live and thrive. Today, The Hershey Company is still headquartered in Hershey, PA. It is home to one of the largest, most technologically advanced chocolate manufacturing facilities in the world, producing more than 70 million Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates a day. And with its kiss-shaped streetlights, amusement park, chocolate spa and Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction, it’s more than just a company town. There are many days when the smell of chocolate is in the air.
The Ashland plant, set among the fir and pines of the scenic Pacific Northwest, proudly manufactures Dagoba Organic and Scharffen Berger Premium brand chocolates and cocoa powders for The Hershey Company.
Just a short drive east from Hershey, Pennsylvania, Lancaster is home to the original Y&S Candies plant, which manufactures Twizzlers Candy. The plant holds the Guinness Book World Record for the longest piece of Pull 'n' Peel candy at 1200 feet, and inside the plant you are surrounded by a rainbow of colors!
Our Hazleton Plant, located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, produces delicious Cadbury, Caramello and Kit Kat® products.
Our manufacturing plant here produces Hershey’s gum, mints and licorice and is home of the Ice Breakers brand. This historic city is undergoing a massive revitalization, from its thriving South Main Street Art District and Warehouse District to the Civil Rights Museum and Mississippi riverfront.
STUARTS DRAFT, VA
Stuarts Draft is our second largest plant in the U.S. Hershey network and primarily produces products with peanuts. At the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains, this quaint community is surrounded by the lush, fertile fields of the Shenandoah Valley, which is dotted with vineyards, farms and historic landmarks of rural Virginia.
In addition to our corporate offices, two manufacturing plants are located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. West Hershey plant opened in 2012 and produces more than 70 million Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates a day! The facility also manufactures Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds bars and Hershey’s Syrup. Just across Old Chocolate Avenue, the smell of roasted peanuts often fills the air around the Reese factory where Reese’s products have been produced for over 60 years.
The original Heath candy store here is now a museum that celebrates the birth of the Heath Bar over 100 years ago. You can even still smell the delicious chocolate and caramel aromas across Robinson’s picturesque town square.
SÃO ROQUE & SÃO PAULO
People around the world have unique tastes, and Brazil is no exception. Hershey Brazil has been producing and launching new products customized to the tastes of Brazilian consumers since 2000. As part of a joint venture, we have manufacturing in São Roque and a Commercial Office in São Paulo.
Hershey Canada Headquarters is located in Canada’s sixth largest city — and also one of its most beautiful. Framed by Lake Ontario, the city of Mississauga has more than 480 lush parks and 23 scenic trail systems. We have plants located in Saint-Hyacinthe and Granby, Quebec.
SHANGHAI, HONG KONG & TAIWAN
Hershey China is headquartered along the Yangtze River Delta in Shanghai. It is also home to our Lotte Joint Venture Plant and Headquarters of Golden Monkey (GM), with manufacturing in four plants throughout China (Shanghai, Yudong, Zhoukou and Inner Mongolia). Shanghai also hosts our Asia Innovation Centre, where we develop, test and launch new products for consumers in China and across the Asia region.
Hershey China has 15 core cities throughout the mainland China including Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Ha’erbin, Jinan, Hefei, Changsha, Xi’an, Tianjin, Chongqing and Zhoukou. In addition, Hershey China also has a dealer office in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
MANDIDEEP, MADHYA PRADESH
Our subsidiary, Hershey India Private Ltd., operates mainly in confectionery and beverages. Hershey India has regional sales offices throughout the country as well as a manufacturing plant in Mandideep, Madhya Pradesh.
Operating from the elegant Aoyama district of the world's most populous metropolitan area, our Tokyo satellite office enables Hershey to distribute and market our products throughout the region.
The busy Seoul satellite office, which markets many chocolate, mint, syrup, cocoa and beverage products via distributors and licensees, is perched along the Han River in South Korea’s capital city.
Designed to be modern and environmentally friendly, our new Johor plant is the second largest in Hershey’s global manufacturing network. Its flexible technology will enable production of the broadest array of products of any Hershey factory outside of the United States and Mexico.
Singapore is home to the Hershey AEMEA Regional Office Headquarters, which manages our satellite offices from Shanghai, Malaysia and Seoul to Tokyo, Dubai, Manila and Mumbai.
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO CITY & MONTERREY
As the birthplace of chocolate, Mexico has a sweet spot in the Hershey family. We’ve been manufacturing high-quality chocolate, beverages and grocery products in Mexico for more than 40 years, with our Regional Office Headquarters in Guadalajara; sales offices in Mexico City and Monterrey; and manufacturing in El Salto and Monterrey. We’re also very proud of our new Latin America Innovation Center for quickly developing and testing new product and packaging ideas.
Our Makati City office, located on prestigious Ayala Avenue, is home to our Regional Operating Headquarters; our Global Shared Services; and the sales, marketing and distribution team of World Travel Retail and Asia South.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Dubai, the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE), is well known for its skyscrapers and luxurious shopping malls. The Hershey office for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market is based here, along with a local co-manufacturing facility for this rapidly growing region.