Kerry boosts its Taste portfolio with two new acquisitions in North America

Tuesday 18 December, 2018

On Friday December 14th, 2018 Kerry group announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Ariake USA, the North American Business of Ariake Japan Co., subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, and Southeastern Mills North American coatings and seasonings business (SEM), subject to customary closing conditions.

These acquisitions further enhance Kerry’s foundational technology portfolio, as well as strengthening our foodservice positioning in line with our strategic growth priorities.

Ariake USA produces natural clean label savoury taste solutions derived from poultry, pork and vegetables at its facility in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Their highly specialised extraction technologies and development capabilities produce a suite of tailored solutions across a number of end use markets. This acquisition further enhances Kerry’s extensive authentic taste and clean label portfolio, while complementing our from food for food heritage.

SEM manufactures coatings and seasonings at its strategically located manufacturing base in Rome, Georgia. This acquisition complements Kerry’s authentic taste portfolio and further develops our industry leading offering into the meat end use market.