Kerry launches taste facility in Mexico

The site expands Kerry’s offerings across several food and beverage categories, including soft and alcoholic beverages, snacks, meat, dairy and bakery

Kerry has announced the opening of a taste facility in Latin America, which will serve mainly Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Andean region. Located in Irapuato,Mexico, the facility will significantly increase the company’s capacity in the region and support customers in delivering local taste solutions.

Aligned with the company’s sustainability commitments, the facility incorporates processes and technologies to support the company’s environmental goals. These capabilities, combined with sustainable innovation, marketing insights, research, development and applications, and sensory science, are hoped to enable Kerry to co-create successfully with customers.

“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.

Edson Cortes, Taste Lead for Kerry Latin America, added: “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. 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.”

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