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Kerry Group

Kerry Group, Plc
Public, ISEQ & LSE
FoundedListowel, Ireland (1972)
HeadquartersTralee, Ireland
Key peopleHugh Friel - Group CEO
Denis Cregan Deputy Group CEO
Flor Healy - CEO of Kerry Foods
Stan McCarthy - President & CEO of Kerry Ingredients North America
Brian Mehigan Group CFO
ProductsFood Ingredients and Flavours
Cheese and cheese snacks
Ready meal
Cooked Meats
Dairy Spreads
Water and juices

Kerry Group LSE: KYGa, is a major quoted food company headquartered in the Republic of Ireland. It is quoted on the Dublin ISEQ and London stock exchanges. It evolved initially from a local dairy co-op in the Munster region of Ireland. However, after floating on the stock exchange in 1986, the group has grown substantially into the world's leading food ingredients supplier and is also a leading consumer foods supplier in the UK and Irish markets.



Headquartered in Tralee, Ireland, the Group employs some 23,000 people throughout its manufacturing, sales and technical centres across Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asian Markets.

Kerry supplies over 10,000 food, food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 120 countries worldwide. The Group has manufacturing facilities in 18 different countries and international sales offices in 20 other countries across the globe. The groups current market capitalisation is about €3.7 billion and the companies current annualised sales are in excess of €4.5 billion.

Business Structure

Kerry Group has its headquarters in Tralee in County Kerry in Ireland. The Group is divided into several divisions:

- Foods Ingredients
- Bio-Science
- Mastertaste Flavours
- Consumer Foods
- Agribusiness and Dairies.

Mission Statement

Kerry Group will be:

  • a major international specialist food ingredient corporation
  • a leading international flavour technology company
  • a leading supplier of added value brands and customer branded foods to the Irish and UK markets

We will be leaders in our selected markets - excelling in product quality, technical and marketing creativity and service to our customers - through the skills and wholehearted commitment of our employees.

We are committed to the highest standards of business and ethical behaviour, to fulfilling our responsibilities to the communities which we serve and to the creation of long-term value for all stakeholders on a socially and environmentally sustainable basis.

International Bases

Kerry Group's headquarters is based in Tralee, Ireland. The Group has consumer food production operations in Ireland and The United Kingdom and a major international ingredients business with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, Canada,China, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland,the Philippines, Thailand, The United Kingdom, The United States and New Zealand. In addition to these, international sales offices have also been established in India, Indonesia, Japan,Korea, the Philippines, Singapore and South Africa.

The Foods headquarters is based in Egham, Surrey, in the UK. The Ingredients regional headquarters are based in Beloit, Wisconsin; in Mexico City, Mexico; in Bristol and Aylesbury in the United Kingdom; in Listowel, Ireland; in Sydney, Australia; in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and in São Paulo, Brazil.

Key Brands

Wall's sausages (UK), Homepride Flour (UK), Cheesestrings, Green's Cake Mixs, Richmond sausages, Dennys, Kerry Spring Water (Ireland), Mattersons, DaVinci Gourmet, Oregon Chai, Jettea, Golden Dipt. Freshways Sandwiches+Smoothies

See also

  • List of Irish companies
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