The Group has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions in its relatively short history, from the commissioning of its first dairy and ingredients plant in Listowel, Ireland in 1972, and has achieved sustained profitable growth with current annualised sales of approximately €4.8 billion.
Headquartered in Tralee, Ireland, the Group employs over 20,000 people throughout its manufacturing, sales, technology and application centres across Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asian Markets.
We supply over 15,000 food, food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established manufacturing facilities in 23 different countries and international sales offices in 20 other countries across the globe.
Launched as a public company in 1986, Kerry Group plc is listed on the Dublin and London Stock Markets and has a current market capitalisation in excess of €2.5 billion.
Kerry has grown to become one of the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturers of ingredients and flavours in the world. Spanning all major food categories, Kerry’s core technologies and global resources in culinary, dairy, lipid, meat, cereal, sweet and beverage systems and flavours provide innovative, practical product solutions to food manufacturers and foodservice companies. By utilising our core strengths, gaining synergy from combining technologies and taking a systems approach to opportunities, Kerry excels in value creation for our customers through integrated customer-focused development programmes.
Kerry Foods, the Group’s consumer foods division has established strong strategic and commercial alliances with its retail partners in the Irish and UK markets. Through organic growth and acquisitions in both branded and private label sectors, Kerry Foods has become a leading producer of chilled consumer food products in both markets. Our brands are household names including category leading brands such as Walls, Mattessons, Richmond, Cheestrings, Denny, Dawn, Ballyfree, Low-Low and Charleville to name but a few.
Kerry’s Dual Strategy for Growth
Ingredients & Flavours: creating layers of advantage
* Leveraging Kerry’s technology based ingredients, flavours and integrated solutions in global food and beverage growth markets
* Re-alignment of the Group’s ingredients, flavours and bio-science businesses around core technology platforms and end-use market applications
* Unique ‘Kerry Integrated Approach’ to customer specific innovation and product solutions driven by global technology, market application, culinary and sensory teams
Consumer Foods: exploiting Kerry Foods’ category leadership, marketing expertise and consumer understanding
* Continued investment in added value meat, dairy, convenience and food-to-go categories
* Capitalising on Kerry Foods’ strong customer listings and route to market
* Supported by:
o Significant brand and marketing investment
o Lean manufacturing and shared services