Perfetti Van Melle is a privately held Italian global manufacturer of confectionery and gum. It was formed in 2001 with the acquisition of Van Melle of Netherlands by the Perfetti group of Italy. Its corporate headquarters is in Lainate (Milan), Italy. Perfetti Van Melle is the third largest confectionery manufacturer in the world after Mondelēz International and Mars, Incorporated. It employs 17,000 people via 30 subsidiary companies and distributes its products in over 130 countries. Their United States headquarters is located in Erlanger, a Kentucky suburb of Cincinnati.
Mentos sugar free manufactured by Perfetti Van Melle