Kerry opens new center in South Africa

May 15, 2014

Kerry, the global ingredients, flavors, and consumer foods group, has opened a new Kerry Regional Development & Application Center in Durban, South Africa. The new center will serve Kerry’s expanding global, regional, and local customer base in Sub Saharan Africa.

Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Stan McCarthy, Kerry Group Chief Executive, said the new Durban-based Kerry Center will serve as a platform to expand the Group’s presence in Africa, capitalizing on sectoral growth opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa and meeting the requirements of Kerry customers in what is the second fastest growing region of the world.

“With over €1 billion Kerry Group revenue in developing markets, we are firmly focused on our developing markets growth strategy,” said McCarthy. “Our customers are significantly broadening their presence in such fast growing markets—hence the strategic importance of our new Regional Development & Application Center in Durban, which will support the day-to-day requirements of Kerry customers in Sub Saharan Africa. The new center will work closely with the Group’s Global Technology & Innovation Center for EMEA markets which is currently under construction in Ireland.”

Press release (pdf)