Kerry Group is investing €100 million in a global technology and customer innovation center in Ireland. The site will service Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) customers in the EMEA Region and unites technical, scientific research, innovation and application activities across food, beverage and pharmaceutical segments.
Construction of the new facility begins in early 2013. EMEA ingredients and flavors regional management will be housed at the site; the campus will accommodate 800 people in 2015 and a further 100 positions when fully commissioned by mid-2016.
“The establishment of this new global technology and innovation center is consistent with the Group’s 1 Kerry Strategy for Sustainable Growth, providing our customers with access to Kerry’s total technical and innovation capability to optimize product differentiation in the marketplace and provide unrivaled speed to market," said Stan McCarthy, Kerry Group chief executive. "Working in tandem with the Group’s existing technology and innovation facilities, the new center will focus Groupwide capability to drive strategic customer engagement and sustainable growth."