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Kerry Group Expands Operations in East Africa

Nairobi Development and Application Center opens to support customers in East Africa and the development of sustainable food processing for the continent

Kerry Group Expands Operations in East Africa

Food technology and ingredients company Kerry Group on Tuesday said it has expanded operations in East Africa with its Nairobi Development and Application Centre.

The center will support customers in East Africa and the development of sustainable food processing.

The expansion coincides with the launch of Kerry’s Future Food Africa commitment, which recognizes the challenges facing the continent and the need to deliver sustainable, healthy nutrition solutions. The pledge focuses on reducing food waste, delivering authentic local taste, nutrition solutions, plant-based options, and localisation.

Through investments in people and infrastructure across the continent, Kerry has a solid footprint in East Africa and beyond to support local and multinational food processors. With a rising population to feed, supply chain disruptions, over-reliance on the importation, and more demanding consumers, the company states that Africa needs local food solutions.

“For 50 years, Kerry has focused on meeting local consumer needs grounded in great taste – one of the most important criteria in any food or beverage,” said Peter Dillane, Kerry VP for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa.

“Our suite of world-leading technologies combined with our expertise ensures that we can continue to work with our customers to produce great tasting, nutritious products that are respectful of our planet.”

Earlier this month, Kerry opened the largest and “most advanced” taste manufacturing facility in Africa located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The €38m facility will produce sustainable nutrition solutions that will be consumed across the continent.

In December 2021, the company expanded its operations in Africa with the acquisition of local taste solutions manufacturer, Afribon. Afribon produces food flavours for the beverage, confectionary, bakery and dairy markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Cameroon.


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