Petfood manufacturer Nestlé is investing more than CHF54 million (US$56.3 million) to expand its Purina petfood production facility in Hungary.

The expansion at the company's plant in Bük will create about 150 new jobs by the end of this year. When the project is completed in March 2013, the expanded facility will have four new production lines that will double the capacity to produce the company's pouch petfood brands, such as Felix and Friskies.