What factors determined its location?

GraceKennedy Ltd started business as Steam Ship Agents in 1922 and the office was located opposite the wharves that handled imports & exports. The wharves have been relocated but the company has maintained its corporate headquarters on Harbour St.

Today, GraceKennedy is a conglomerate with many subsidiaries. Their locations are based on the proximity of suppliers, customers and the type of goods and services provided. E.g. the GK Financial Group which includes the financial & money services companies is located in New Kingston the heart of Jamaica’s financial district. Our meat processing plant for pork products is located in Westmoreland, in close proximity to most of Jamaica’s pig farmers.