Taste and nutrition company Kerry is to set up a food innovation centre and its new headquarters for ANZ in Queensland.
The new development has received a $2.5 million investment supported by the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Kerry’s new development centre will bring an end-to-end food innovation cycle under one roof, reducing time to market for new products, the company says.
“The new facility aligns with Kerry’s globally recognised innovation strategy focused on value creation for the consumer,” said Christine Giuliano, GM at Kerry ANZ. “It reflects changing industry needs and unlocks sector growth opportunities in Australia and New Zealand.
“More importantly, it will bring the benefits of our global technologies to local food and beverage producers – supporting regional industry development,” she added.
The centre will partner with local universities to provide employment opportunities for graduates through Kerry’s Graduate Programme.
“We are committed to investing in local talent and developing the next generation of Australian food scientists,” said Giuliano.
The existing facility in Sydney will become Kerry’s specialist research and development applications hub. Kerry has offices in 31 countries, 149 manufacturing facilities and employs 26,000 people globally, including more than 1000 food scientists.