Betagro Group says it plans to build a THB1 billion (US$308,000) petfood factory in Lop Buri province, Thailand.

Construction on the facility is expected to begin in 2015 and be ready to operate in early 2016.

In the first phase, the factory will have monthly production capacity of 4,000 tonnes.

The petfood produced at the factory will be exported to pet farms, pet shops, veterinarian clinics and trade outlets in Asia and Europe, according to a report. The products will be distributed under the Dog’n Joy, Cat’n Joy, Perfecta and Bingo brands.