Irish nutrition company Kerry Group, has recently announced the opening of the largest and most advanced taste manufacturing plant the group has ever had in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The new site, an investment of $40 million, covers a 10,000 sq. m. area and is said to be one of the most environmentally efficient manufacturing sites with features such as low energy usage equipment and solar panel equipment to reduce the usage of the local town’s grid, according to Kerry Group.
Chief executive of the Kerry Group, Edmond Scanlon, said: “The opening of the facility in Hammarsdale is a significant step forward in helping to realise our vision of creating a world of sustainable nutrition. For 50 years, Kerry has focused on meeting local consumer needs grounded in great taste – one of the most important criteria in any food or beverage”.
The Kerry Group has also stated that it has plans to expand its facilities in Nairobi, Kenya, to further support the customer base in East Africa and to help the development of sustainable food processes.
Sources: Food Business News / Investment Monitor