On May 9, Kerry opened a taste manufacturing facility in South Africa. The USD40m facility is located in KwaZulu-Natal (Hammarsdale) and will produce sustainable nutrition solutions that will be consumed across the African continent, according to Kerry.
Kerry says the new 107,000-square-foot (9,940 square meters) facility is one of its most environmentally efficient manufacturing sites with numerous sustainability features, including low energy usage equipment, solar power generation to reduce consumption from the local grid, waste heat capture and efficient water capture, reuse and reduction.
“The opening of the facility in Hammarsdale is a significant step forward in helping to realize our vision of creating a world of sustainable nutrition,” said Edmond Scanlon, chief executive officer of Kerry Group.
In addition to the opening of the new facility in KwaZulu-Natal, Kerry said it is expanding its Development and Application Center in Nairobi, Kenya to support the company’s customers in East Africa and enhances the development of sustainable food processing for the continent.
The opening of the new taste facility comes a little less than a year after Kerry opened a similar facility in Irapuato, Mexico, to serve the Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region.