Kerry Group invests $137M in food manufacturing facility in US

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The facility now employs 250 people

Kerry has officially opened its newly upgraded facility in Rome, Georgia in the US. A total of $137 million has been invested to create one of the most state-of-the-art food manufacturing facilities in the United States, which represents Kerry’s largest-ever capital expenditure investment and one of the biggest in Georgia’s history. 

The facility, which now employs 250 people, provides integrated taste and nutrition solutions to help customers meet growing consumer demand in the poultry, seafood and alternative protein markets across the US and Canada.

With a footprint of 316,000 sq ft, the facility boasts world leading food technologies and systems and has the highest standards of food safety. As part of Kerry’s sustainability strategy, Beyond the Horizon, the company has prioritized sustainability initiatives across the entire facility. This includes using 100% renewable electricity, zero waste to landfill, bulk receiving of materials, local sourcing where possible and the extensive use of energy efficient equipment.

Oliver Kelly, President and CEO of Kerry in North America, said: “The increased and changing demand from consumers for tasty, nutritious and sustainable food and beverages is driving accelerated change and reshaping the entire food industry. Investing in world-class facilities, such as this one in Georgia, allows us to ensure that we can continually work and co-create with our customers to respond to this changing demand.”

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