Taste and nutrition company Kerry has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art taste facility in Irapuato, Mexico, to boost its capacity in Latin America.

The new site will serve mainly Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region, expanding its offering in categories such as snacks, meat, dairy and bakery. Kerry stated the facility incorporates ‘world-leading processes and technologies’ that will support the company’s environmental goals.

Edson Cortes, taste lead for Kerry Latin America, added: “Mexico boasts 35% of the taste market in the Latin America region and presents solid opportunities for growth and innovation. With sustainability at the core of our Taste portfolio, this site will also enable us to deliver tailored solutions for customers in the regions.

“This important investment positions Kerry as the leader in the flavours market in Latin America as we seek to consolidate our position in the market and deliver great taste solutions with our customers.”

Having started out as a small dairy company in south west Ireland in 1972, Kerry has current annualised revenue of approximately €7 billion.