Nestlé invests US$15.9 million in petfood production in Argentina
Investement in Santo Tomé, Argentina, facility increased dry cat, dog food production capacity by 50 percent
Petfood manufacturer NestlÃ© Purina has invested CHF15 million (US$15.9 million) in its factory in Santo TomÃ©, Argentina, increasing its petfood production capacity by 50 percent and creating 250 jobs overall.
The petfood manufacturer's investment added a third production line for dry cat and dog food, as well as two new packaging lines.
The investment is part of a larger expansion project the company began in 2010 to improve the Santo TomÃ© production facility. The program has so far funded the installation of new production technologies, increased storage capacity for raw materials and improved ingredient mixing facilities.