Parma / IT. (bg) Italy’s Barilla Group this week celebrated the grand opening of its new Region Americas Headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois, situated within Chicago’s North Shore business corridor. The Barilla family, including Chairman Guido Barilla and Vice Chairmen Luca Barilla and Paolo Barilla, joined Barilla CEO Claudio Colzani and Barilla Americas President Jean-Pierre Comte for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. «This is a new and exciting chapter for us – one that speaks to the passion we feel for continuous innovation. It is how we are growing the business», said Chairman Guido Barilla. «Now, when our employees come to work they are welcomed to a space that is built for collaboration and learning, both of which are the engine that pushes us forward into new territories and to even better serve our customers». In August, Barilla relocated approximately 150 employees from Bannockburn, Illinois, to the new office in Northbrook. Barilla leadership chose the new 75’000 square-foot facility to enhance the employee and customer experience, as well as enable new research and development innovation capabilities.