Kerry open new taste facility in Mexico
The new Kerry facility will help the company achieve its ambitious climate goals, including its aim to bring sustainable nutrition to two billion people by 2030.
The new facility will serve Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Andean region Credit: Kerry
Taste and nutrition company Kerry has announced the opening of its new taste facility in Latin America, which will serve mainly Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Andean region. Located in Irapuato, Mexico, Kerry says the new facility will significantly increase its capacity in the region and further support customers in delivering local and sustainable taste solutions.
This new site expands Kerry’s offerings across a number of food and beverage categories, including soft and alcoholic beverages, snacks, meat, dairy and bakery. It will also play an important role in enabling Kerry’s ambition to bring sustainable nutrition solutions to more than two billion people by 2030 around the globe. Aligned with the company’s commitments under its Beyond the Horizon strategy, Kerry claims the facility incorporates world leading processes and technologies that will support the company’s environmental goals.
“COVID-19 has impacted consumer behaviour and taste preferences across Latin America, and companies need to be in a position to understand and respond to these evolving dynamics. This new taste facility allows us to deliver on consumer demands across the region and we look forward to working with customers to bring innovative taste solutions to satisfy consumer needs and create a world of sustainable nutrition,” said Marcelo Marques, President and CEO of Kerry Latin America.
“Mexico boasts 35 percent of the taste market in the Latin America region and presents solid opportunities for growth and innovation,” added Edson Cortes, Taste Lead for Kerry Latin America.
“With sustainability at the core of our Taste portfolio, this site will also enable us to deliver tailored solutions for customers in the regions. This important investment positions Kerry as the leader in the flavours market in Latin America as we seek to consolidate our position in the market and deliver great taste solutions with our customers.”