Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony are Kerry North America CEO Oliver Kelly, the company's chief corporate affairs and brand officer, Catherine Keogh, chairman Philip Toomey, Irish Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, Kerry CEO Edmond Scanlon, the Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta, Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir, and Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson.
Kerry has officially opened its newly upgraded food manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia.
Kerry has invested €125 million to expand the site, as part of a project first announced two years ago, which has marked its “largest-ever capital expenditure investment”.
The 316,000-square-foot facility provides integrated taste and nutrition solutions to help customers meet consumer demand in the poultry, seafood and alternative protein markets from across the US and Canada. The facility operates on 100% renewable electricity.
Oliver Kelly, president and CEO of Kerry North America, said: “We are delighted to officially open this new facility which more than doubles our capacity in Rome and is now one of the most advanced and modern food manufacturing facilities in the country”.
He continued: “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.”
The facility now employs 250 people.
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