BANNOCKBURN, ILL. – Barilla plans to relocate its Region Americas headquarters to Northbrook, Ill., from Bannockburn by August, said Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla Americas. About 150 employees will transfer to the 75,000-square-foot Northbrook office complex.

The single-tenant facility in Northbrook will provide a better employee and customer experience and improve research and development innovation capabilities, Mr. Comte said March 16.

“The new headquarters location was chosen by Barilla leadership after an extensive market analysis against strategic growth objectives,” Mr. Comte said. “The two-story, recently renovated facility features a full test kitchen and pilot plant capabilities. Barilla will be making renovations to the new facility over the next four months to align with its strong brand identity, growth strategies and consumer and customer innovation aspirations.

“The move to Northbrook signifies an exciting new chapter for Barilla's Region Americas operations, and we look forward to partnering with the Northbrook community in the coming months and the foreseeable future.”

The Barilla Group, based in Parma, Italy, sells pasta globally and is one of Italy’s leading food companies.