Kerry Group, the global ingredients and flavors and consumer foods group, has announced the establishment of the Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Center in Ireland to serve the Group’s global and regional customers in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). The new flagship global technology and customer innovation center will serve as a key focal point for Kerry’s customer engagement activities providing strategic customers with access to the Group’s technologies, scientific research, innovation, and applications expertise across food, beverage, and pharmaceutical markets. Kerry Group will invest €100 million in the new campus which will accommodate 800 people in 2015 and a further 100 positions when fully commissioned by mid-2016. The new Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Center will also include Kerry Ingredients & Flavors EMEA regional management, Kerry Global Business Services, and support functions.
“The establishment of this new global technology and innovation center is consistent with the Group’s 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 unrivalled speed to market. Working in tandem with the Group’s existing technology and innovation facilities, the new center will focus Group-wide capability to drive strategic customer engagement and sustainable growth,” said Stan McCarthy, Kerry Group Chief Executive.