INDONESIA Kerry invests US$36 million in Taste facility in Indonesia April 2021

Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has increased its footprint in South East Asia (ASEAN) by building a 2nd manufacturing facility in Karawang, Indonesia at an investment of €30 million (US$36.13 million).

The new state-of-the-art facility is Kerry’s largest ever capital investment in ASEAN, and will significantly expand Kerry’s Taste offering in the region and further support customers in the fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia. It will be Kerry’s 2nd manufacturing site and 3rd facility in Indonesia.

This world class facility will be Kerry’s first greenfield investment in Southeast Asia and will encompass a flavour manufacturing site along with a sampling hub and a research and development pilot plant. A wide range of flavour technologies will be manufactured in Karawang, allowing this new site to support Kerry’s fast-growing 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.

Antoine Nourrain, General Manager, Taste APMEA said, “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. 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 design of the new facilities includes an on-site wastewater treatment plant and meets the criteria of Kerry’s Beyond the Horizon sustainability strategy 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 in late 2022.

John Savage, CEO Global Taste added, “The construction of this world-class manufacturing site demonstrates our commitment to our customers in Indonesia and the Southeast 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 €900 million (US$1.08 billion) and is growing at a high single digit with huge opportunity for further development and innovation.




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