Nestlé Purina Australia has upgraded its PetCare factory in Blayney, and the $65 million in improvements will create 117 jobs in the area, according to reports.

The new facility will produce 100,000 metric tons of wet petfood each year. The latest upgrades include the installation of top production equipment, a 5,400-square-meter warehouse and an upgrade to the research and development facility. According to Vice President of Operations Suleman Khan, the upgrades will help ensure future success. "It's important that manufacturing facilities remain competitive to ensure future investment within the region," he said.

The company has invested nearly $100 million into the facility since 2011. Petfood produced there will be sold in pouches in Australia and exported to countries such as Japan, China and ASEAN markets. More than 80% of the raw materials used at the factory are sourced domestically, including meat, grains and packaging, with a focus on buying ingredients from within the local region.