Kerry Foods, the Ireland-based food firm, has announced the official opening of a new €20 million ($23 million) production facility in Tumkur, India, 120km from Bangalore.
The new 40,585 sq m plant will serve Kerry Taste & Nutrition’s global and regional customers in the South West Asia region, the company said.
“Our Tumkur facility will enable Kerry to offer a broader range of technologies, and more comprehensive scientific research and innovation and application expertise across Kerry’s Taste & Beverage Systems, to our customers with unrivalled speed”, commented Scott Scharinger, Kerry Foods VP and General Manager, SWA.
Kerry Foods described the new plant as its fourth most significant investment in India, supporting 150 new jobs in factory management and production, with further expansion and an additional 150 jobs planned when running at full capacity in the future.
The announcement follows news that Kerry Foods is planning to close a site in Burton-on-Trent, UK, with the loss of around 900 jobs.
Source: Kerry Foods