Kerry Thailand applications center
John Savage, president and c.e.o. for Kerry APMEA, speaks at the grand opening of Kerry's new regional development and application center in Thailand.

TRALEE, IRELAND — Kerry opened an expanded regional development and application center in Bangpoo, Thailand, on March 23. The 8,500-square-meter facility features application labs, interactive customer suites, and research and sensory facilities.

The center will include product development work for a range of categories, including meat, snacks, baked foods, dairy and beverages. The company also unveiled a center of excellence for meat in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region. Clean smoke technology allows for the use of smoke condensate to add a signature taste and smoke profile to meat, vegetables, desserts and beverages.

“Thailand is a priority market and an important regional hub for many of our customers in South East Asia and beyond, so we’re delighted to be launching these world-class, multi-application facilities in Bangpoo,” said John Savage, president and chief executive officer for Kerry APMEA.