The Kerry Group has recently announced that it has officially opened its new €20 million production facility in India.
The new 40,585 square metre, located in Tumkur, will serve Kerry Taste & Nutrition’s global and regional customers in the South West Asia region.
The recent opening marks the fourth major investment in India, introducing a total of 150 new jobs in the region, with an additional 150 to be added once expansion plans are underway.
“Our Tumkur facility will enable Kerry to offer a broader range of technologies, and more comprehensive scientific research and innovation and application expertise across Kerry’s Taste & Beverage Systems, to our customers with unrivalled speed,” commented Scott Scharinger, Kerry’s VP and General Manager, SWA.
The Irish dairy company added that the Tumkur facility supports its ambition for sustainable production. It is equipped with energy efficient LED technology, utilises solar power, and the site itself was built ‘with the capacity to deliver more of its future energy needs from renewable resources’.
The facility also has water harvesting measures to reduce water intake, as well as treating and reusing water, rather than wasting it.
The new site was officially opened by Irish Ambassador to India, Brian McElduff this morning, who reinforced Kerry’s commitment to the South West Asia region.
“The investment serves as a welcome vote of confidence in India, and further supports growing business relations and bilateral trade between the two countries,” he said.
The opening was also attended by local government officials from Tumkur, members from Enterprise Ireland and some of Kerry’s customers and distributors in the region.
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