Engineering Firm Wins Top National Award For Kerry Group Plant In Kildare

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The Kerry Group facility in Kildare.

THE Kerry Group Global Technology & Innovation Centre by Arup, a state-of-the-art, flagship facility in County Kildare, has won the prestigious title of Engineering Project of the Year at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.

The project, which created 900 jobs over a three year period and featured a €100 million euro investment by Kerry Group, was directed by engineering firm Arup and resulted in a cutting-edge technology centre that comprises 25000m2 of accommodation, including 5000m2 of pilot plant production facilities, 8500m2 of laboratories, and a 3500m2 customer experience building.

The planning began in 2012 when Kerry Group committed to build a facility in County Kildare that would serve as the Centre of Excellence for its EMEA business region.

The winners were announced at the sixth annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, which featured a record number of entries this year, in a ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Caroline Spillane, Engineers Ireland Director General, acclaimed the various award winners.

“The Kerry Group Global Technology & Innovation Centre project exhibits the highest standards of engineering excellence and innovation and I offer my congratulations to The Kerry Group.  All the winners in this year’s awards, and indeed the full gamut of entries across the various categories, showcase the diverse nature of contemporary engineering in what is our sixth awards year and the highest number of submissions to date from all across Ireland.  This year’s awards really highlight the creativity, leadership and diversity in Irish engineering today.”

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