Kerry opens door on first plant in Russia

Global taste and nutrition company Kerry has opened its first plant in Russia.

The new production and warehouse complex, in the Istra district of Moscow, occupies a site covering more than 7,000sq m and employs over 50 people. Production of ingredients for the meat processing and snacks market has already started and, at full capacity, the plant is hoping to produce 26,000 tons of products per year.

The facility was officially opened by Minister for Agriculture for the Moscow Region, Andrei Razin and Edmond Scanlon, Kerry Group chief executive.

“Kerry has had a presence in Russia since 2006, and we are thrilled that it has opened its first production facility,” says Minister Razin. “For us, it demonstrates the company’s commitment to our great country and Kerry’s desire to continue to develop and grow its business in Russia. The opening of this modern and sustainably developed production plant will not only contribute to the development of the food industry in our region, but in all of Russia.”

Scanlon adds: “Kerry has been in business in Russia for over 12 years. Over the years, our business here has gone from strength to strength, and as the Russian food industry has developed and expanded, so have we and our customer base. This facility means we can now deliver an even better service and get closer to our customers in this part of the world, while offering locally produced goods, using locally sourced raw materials.”

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