Located in Irapuato, Mexico, Kerry said the new facility will 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 several food and beverage categories, including dairy, refreshing and alcoholic beverages, snacks, meat and bakery.
Aligned with the company’s commitments under its Beyond the Horizon strategy, the facility incorporates processes and technologies to support the company’s environmental goals. These capabilities, as well as experience in sustainable innovation, marketing insights, research, development and applications, and sensory science, will enable Kerry and its customers to co-create products for consumption across the region.
“Covid-19 has impacted consumer behavior 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.
Edson Cortes, taste lead for Kerry Latin America, said, “Mexico boasts 35% of the taste market in the Latin America region and presents solid opportunities for growth and innovation. With sustainability at the core of our Taste portfolio, this site will also enable us to deliver tailored solutions for customers in the regions.”