Hungarian pet food producer Panzi-Pet is developing its storage capacities in response to rising demand for the manufacturer’s products, according to senior company representatives. Tamás Pandzarisz, managing director, said the pet food company is also working on further expanding its product portfolio.
“Our company mostly deals with dry dog and cat food. We have manufactured in Hungary for more than 30 years, and our products range from economy to grain-free superpremium-quality products,” Pandzarisz said. “Most recently, we started to focus on treats and snacks, so dental sticks, meaty snacks, stuffed pillows, meat rolls and training snacks can be found in our portfolio.”
The company has also launched a new premium line, Julius-K9 Vital essentials, developed in partnership with European dog harness manufacturer Julius-K9, according to Pandzarisz.
Constant expansion, need for more storage
In line with the increasing demand for its products, the Hungarian manufacturer has intensified efforts to ramp up its storage capacities.
“We are in a constant expansion in every dimension. Taking into account the expansion of our turnover, we have to keep up with the production, packaging and storage capacities,” Pandzarisz said. “This year, we finished construction of a brand-new 2,000-square-meter warehouse at our manufacturing facility. We have also constructed another additional facility of 1,000 square meters to allow multinational retail chains such as Fressnapf, Auchan, Tesco and others to pick up orders.”
The company’s plans for 2022 include expansion of further facilities, according to the managing director. “Luckily, we still have some space where we can build, so next year, we will for sure further advance construction work,” he said.
Pet food products in more than 30 countries
In addition to the Hungarian market, Panzi-Pet sells its products to more than 30 countries across the world, Pandzarisz said. Its leading foreign destinations comprise the European Union’s member states, but the producer is also making efforts to strengthen its foothold in the Middle East.
“One of our biggest partners is based in the [Spanish] Canary Islands, and we have a very talented, young partner in the Benelux states,” he said, making a reference to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. “We also have strong relations with the Arabian Peninsula, which covers Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai and Kuwait.”
Panzi-Pet also exports its products to Africa, including to countries such as Ivory Coast, Niger, Libya, and Gabon, according to Pandzarisz.