Innovation lives here
From producing infant formula for the ever-expanding Asian market, craft brewing and distillation for global whiskey connoisseurs through to uncovering the latest food innovations – it’s all happening in Cork.
PepsiCo embodies the innovation in the region. The company estimates that one billion servings of its products are enjoyed by consumers around the world every day and many of those products have a connection to Cork.
The Cork region is home to about 700 PepsiCo team members who are part of the manufacturing of concentrates and flavours for PepsiCo brands and a Research and Development (R&D) team that includes product and packaging developers, and quality and regulatory personnel with a special focus on dairy, beverages, fruits and vegetables.
Indigenous businesses also play an important role. Dairygold opened a Nutritionals campus in 2017, representing an investment of €86m and is a significant player in innovative dairy products including infant formula and functional foods.