Kerry unveils new manufacturing facility in Tanzania

Edward Scanlon, global CEO of Kerry, attended the opening ceremony of the new manufacturing facility.

Kerry has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to support local food and beverage manufacturers.

The facility expands Kerry’s capacity in East Africa and is its first manufacturing facility in Tanzania. Kerry’s global CEO Edmond Scanlon showed his commitment to Africa and customers in Tanzania as the guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which was attended by key customers and senior Kerry executives.

Commenting on the opening, Scanlon said: ‘‘Kerry believes in Africa and this new facility builds on our commitment to support the food processing industry locally and unlock the huge potential in the region. This move is another step towards realising our vision of creating a world of sustainable nutrition. Our wide portfolio of taste and nutrition technologies, coupled with our global expertise and local production, will enable us to give local customers access to high quality ingredients with authentic taste produced in Africa, and will help us respond faster to the needs of our customers across the continent.’’

Jad Neaime, general manager, Kerry Greater Africa, said: “In East Africa, Kerry has the first mover advantage in local food ingredients manufacturing. As the third largest economy in East Africa and the ninth in Africa, Tanzania is a fast-growing economy with a thriving food processing industry. Producing in Tanzania brings to life our localisation vision — nurturing local partnerships, empowering local talent, and developing local sourcing to enable sustainable growth in East Africa.”