Italian Companies Are Growing in North Carolina


Italian Firms Operating in North Carolina


Invested in North Carolina by Italian Companies


Top State for Business

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Italian Company Will Create 300 Jobs for EV Charging Operations in Mecklenburg County

alpitronic Americas LLC, a manufacturer of high-power electric vehicle charging stations, will invest more than $18.3 million to locate its United States headquarters operation and service center in Charlotte.

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Italian Pet Nutrition Company Selects Rockingham County for North American Headquarters

Farmina Pet Food USA, a provider of scientifically developed foods and personalized nutrition services for dogs and cats, will establish its North American headquarters in Reidsville.

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Grupporeco Will Invest $28 Million and Create 110 New Jobs in Kinston.

Global manufacturer of household appliance components, Grupporeco, will build its first manufacturing facility for dishwasher components in North America.

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Italian Investment by the Numbers

New and Expanding Companies Since 2014
New Jobs Created by Italian Firms Since 2013
Italy-Born Residents Living in North Carolina
in Goods Imported from Italy to North Carolina
Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast
Honorary Consul - Dr, Valentina Cecchi, Honorary Consul of Italy to North Carolina is Based in Charlotte

Italian Businesses Find Success Here

Italian companies continue to thrive in North Carolina. Since 2014, 32 Italian companies including Farmina, FITT Spa, and Prysmian Group have established operations here creating nearly 1,100 new jobs and over $355 million in capital investment.

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Strategic Location

With half of the American population within a day’s drive, North Carolina is strategically positioned in the middle of the United States’ East Coast. Four international airports and two deep seaports put many customers and suppliers within reach.

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Speed to Market

You don’t have to navigate complicated tax structures or bureaucratic red tape to do business in North Carolina. We have a top business tax environment and are full of resources for all permitting, licensing, and other regulation questions.

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Largest Manufacturing Workforce

Particularly skilled in automotive, EV, machinery, furniture, textile, and food processing, North Carolina’s manufacturing workforce is the largest in the Southeast US. Credit goes to our 58 community colleges providing premier technical education.

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Italian Companies in North Carolina

Some prominent Italian companies that have already established themselves in this state include:





Farmina Pet Foods



Comer Industries

Prysmian Group

As a family-owned and operated business, we believe that [North Carolina] is the perfect fit for our values of quality and continuous innovation, from the workforce to the production technologies.

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Anders Victor

Anders Victor

Senior Business Development Manager,
Europe and India
Luigi Mercuri

Luigi Mercuri

Managing Director,
Europe Investment Office
Michael Ritschl

Michael Ritschl

Director, Europe Investment Office
Mattia Silvestrin

Mattia Silvestrin

International Expansion Executive,
Europe Investment Office