Kerry Group announces official opening of its new €20 million production facility in Tumkur, India.
The new, state-of-the-art 40,585 square metre facility, located 120km from Bangalore, will serve Kerry Taste & Nutrition’s global and regional customers in the South West Asia region, with Kerry Taste and Beverage systems for the fast-growing retail and Foodservice markets.
This is Kerry Group’s fourth significant investment in India and supports 150 new jobs in factory management and production, with further expansion and an additional 150 jobs planned when running at full capacity in the future.
The new site was officially opened by Irish Ambassador to India, Brian McElduff, who reinforced Kerry’s commitment to the South West Asia region.
Activities at the official inauguration included a traditional welcome and lamp lighting, a ribbon cutting ceremony, the unveiling of a stone plaque, and speeches by Chairman, Philip Toomey, Ambassador McElduff, Kerry Group’s VP of Corporate Affairs, Catherine Keogh and President & CEO APMEA, John Savage amongst other regional leaders.
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.