Kerry invests €30m in Indonesian taste facility

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The plant will be Kerry’s second manufacturing site and third facility in Indonesia. Pic: Getty Images/Citra Kumala Dewi
The plant will be Kerry’s second manufacturing site and third facility in Indonesia. Pic: Getty Images/Citra Kumala Dewi

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Taste and nutrition company Kerry has announced it will increase its footprint in South East Asia by building a second manufacturing facility in Karawang, Indonesia.

The new facility, Kerry’s largest ever capital investment in South East Asia, will expand Kerry’s Taste offering in the region and further support customers in the fast-growing markets in the region. It will be Kerry’s second manufacturing site and third facility in Indonesia.

The facility will be Kerry’s first greenfield investment in the region and will encompass a flavor manufacturing site along with a sampling hub and a research and development pilot plant. A range of flavor technologies will be manufactured in Karawang, allowing the new site to support Kerry’s taste business and its food and beverages systems across all food categories, including beverage and snacks, which is among the fastest growing end use markets for Kerry.

“As part of its goal to create a world of sustainable nutrition, Kerry is committed to meeting the growing demand from customers within Indonesia and South East Asia,”​ said Antoine Nourrain, general manager, Taste APMEA.

“Our focus is on delivering world class products to our customers and consumers. This new investment is made with current and future customer needs in mind and the important role that taste can play in enabling the transition to healthier and more sustainable diets.”

The new facilities will include an on-site wastewater treatment plant and meet the criteria of Kerry’s Beyond the Horizon sustainability strategy by achieving new standards in the consumption of energy and water with significantly lower CO2​ emissions and no waste to landfill. Construction has started and the plant will be operational late 2022.

John Savage, CEO Global Taste said, “The construction of this world-class manufacturing site demonstrates our commitment to our customers in Indonesia and the South East Asia region. This new facility will strengthen our competitiveness as we work with customers to deliver our Taste portfolio of solutions and bring excellent and authentic tasting products to market. The South East Asian taste market is valued at circa €900m ($1.08bn) and growing in strong single digits with a huge opportunity for further development and innovation.”  

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