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EMEA Global Technology and Innovation Centre
Kerry Group's Global Technology & Innovation Centre consolidates international business operations from 12 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the company's Ingredients & Flavours division.
Set on a 24-acre site, the 250,000-square-foot facility includes an interconnected administrative office building, customer application & development building, research & development lab building, and pilot plant.
The exterior features horizontal bands of sand-colored terra-cotta panels, gray metal panels, and expansive glass curtain wall. Inside, lean space planning promotes efficient workflow and collaboration. The administrative office building, for instance, organizes open workstations around pocket collaboration centers while the pilot plant promotes research & development innovation through flexible technology, such as a "plug-and-play" system that enables customers to bring their own technology to test scalable samples.
Kerry will be one of the leading green buildings in Ireland with several energy-efficient technologies to achieve low-carbon benchmarks, including solar-thermal energy, heat recovery system, high-performance glazing, environmentally sensitive interior finishes, daylighting, rainwater capture system, and site restoration.