Irish food processor Kerry Group expands to East African market
Irish food processor Kerry Group buys Africa’s Afribon which specializes in the production of food flavors and picked Kenya as headquarters with expansion plans to the African market.
Irish food processor Kerry group regional vice president Peter Dillane made the announcement at the 9th Afmass Food Expo in the capital Nairobi.
Irish food processor Kerry Group moves to East Africa
“Flavour and taste are highly localized therefore, developing formulas and inputs for food manufactures keen to take advantage of the regions must be equally specialized,” Dillane said, adding that the company is excited to expand its market.
Afribot operates in Cameroon and East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania), Irish envoy Fionnuala Quinian congratulated Kerry Group, adding that she is proud that a company that started as a local food cooperative in Ireland in the 1970s has grown and is now partnering with Kenyan food manufactures.
Credits Pauline Onagji
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