[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 51 years of development of Kerry, an Irish multinational food and beverage company (1972)


(worldkings.org) Kerry Group plc is an Irish multinational food and beverage company headquartered in Tralee, County Kerry.

The group operates in two main segments: Taste & Nutrition, which provides ingredients and flavors to the food and beverage industry globally, and Consumer Foods, which produces and markets branded and private label food products in Ireland and the UK.

Known for its focus on innovation and research, Kerry Group has a significant global presence, serving a diverse range of clients in the food industry.

The group employs over 23,000 people in its manufacturing, sales and technical centres worldwide. Kerry's global Technology Centre is in Naas, County Kildare and employs 800 people. Kerry supplies over 18,000 foods, food ingredients and flavor products to customers in more than 140 countries. Kerry is a member of the European Flavour Association.

(Wowtimes)Kerry’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1974: The Kerry Group was formally established as Kerry Co-operative Creameries Limited, in Kerry County, Ireland.
  • 1978: The new co-op acquired the independent Killarney, Limerick and Ballinahina Dairies
  • 1987: Kerry established a presence in the United States, opening a dairy processing facility in Jackson, Wisconsin.
  • 1990: The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange on 19 April.
  • 1993: These were joined by the company's move into Canada, with the 1993 acquisitions of Malcolm Foods and Research Foods, in Ontario and Vancouver.
  • 2004: The company bought the Quest Food Ingredients Group, a food ingredients business
  • 2011: Kerry opened its Latin America region Technology & Innovation Centre in San Juan del Rio.
  • 2012: the company expanded its food flavoring sector by acquiring Cargill Flavor Systems.
  • 2014: Kerry's Regional Development & Application Centre in South Africa was opened in Durban. The Centre is host to a complete team of experienced food scientists, technologists, chefs and flavourists, combined with marketing expertise to deliver innovative concepts and solutions.
  • 2020: the company acquired Biosearch Life, a biotechnology company to expand the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and functional food sectors.
  • 2021: Kerry was on the list of Industry Outlook's Top 10 Food Additive Manufacturers, in addition to being ranked second on the Top 20 Global Food Preservative Companies list by FoodTalks, a Chinese food media platform.
  • 2023: Kerry supplies over 18,000 foods, food ingredients and flavor products to customers in more than 140 countries.

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