37 pet food facility openings, expansions in 2022

In the first half of 2022 the pet food industry had many facility openings and expansions.

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1. Carnivore Meat Company acquires new building
JANUARY 18, 2022
Carnivore Meat Company, leader in the frozen and freeze-dried raw pet food industry and award-winning manufacturer of popular raw pet food brands Vital Essentials, Vital Cat and Nature's Advantage, announces the acquisition of its fourth facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


2. Crown Holdings to expand food can production capacity

FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Crown Holdings announces it will expand food can production capacity by adding a new line to its Owatonna, Minnesota plant. The line is expected to commence operations during the third quarter of 2022 and will serve growing customer requirements in the pet food, bean and soup segments of the food can market.


3. King Country Pet Food announces expansion
FEBRUARY 4, 2022
Driven by the strong global demand for premium pet food with New Zealand provenance, King Country Pet Food is proud to announce its brand-new state-of-the-art facilities specializing in the co-manufacture of premium kibble.


4. Normandise Pet Food expands, eyes Asian markets

FEBRUARY 7, 2022

French pet food producer Normandise Pet Food is investing to develop its capacity and business, with plans to launch four new packaging lines this year and boost export sales to new foreign markets.


5. InnovaFeed readies for expansion
FEBRUARY 7, 2022
InnovaFeed, the leading biotech insect producer for animal and plant nutrition, announces that it has signed a strategic partnership with food ingredient provider ADM to further expand into the sustainable pet food industry.


6. Protein supplier Norpel opens pet food prep kitchen

FEBRUARY 9, 2022

Innovative pet protein manufacturer NORPEL is celebrating its twentieth anniversary and recently opened the doors on a brand-new processing facility to accommodate new demand for pet proteins, the company announces. The new pet food “prep kitchen” will produce fresh and frozen proteins for pet food manufacturers and enable NORPEL to sustain growth and capitalize on new opportunities in the pet food sector.

7. Josera Petfood invests US$70 million in new Poland plant

FEBRUARY 17, 2022

Under the plan, the pet food business will create at least 60 new jobs at the plant, which will be part of Josera’s existing manufacturing facility in Paproć, according to information obtained by local business daily Puls Biznesu.

8. Glenroy invests to meet sustainable flexible packaging demand

MARCH 10, 2022

Glenroy, a leading sustainable flexible packaging company has announced a significant increase in capacity with the addition of a Tandem Adhesive Laminator, allowing it to better serve both existing and new customers.

9. Mars Petcare Mexico expanding wet pet food facility
MARCH 10, 2022
Mars Petcare Mexico announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Querétaro, aiming to double its current wet food production capacity.


10. ADM expands pet food production capacity in Mexico

MARCH 22, 2022

The Mexican Pet Solutions division of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced an investment of US$30 million in a new production line at its Guadalajara pet food plant, active since 1961. The new operation is kicking off in January 2023, and its purpose is to supply the northern markets of Mexico and Colombia, where ADM Pet Solutions has a presence.


11. Insect protein company Ynsect opens first mealworm farm in US
MARCH 29, 2022
Jord Producers, based in Nebraska, has been incorporated into Ÿnsect’s production portfolio, signifying the global leader’s entry into North American mealworm production.


12. United Petfood acquires Neodis kibble factory in France
APRIL 1, 2022
The acquisition strengthens the position of United Petfood as full-service private label pet food producer and gives customers access to a complete range of inhouse made products, according to the company.


13. BĂĽhler and Ardent Mills open new Florida mill
APRIL 1, 2022
The mill, powered by the most advanced milling technologies from Bühler, is already in operation and contributes to both companies’ commitments to innovation and sustainable development within the food ecosystem.


14. Trouw Nutrition opens new center
APRIL 8, 2022
Named the Blending Innovation Center, the BIC will focus on specialized new blending technology for the pet food industry and marks the beginning of the company's growth plan.


15. Purina unveils Australian cat food factory expansion
APRIL 14, 2022
The new facilities will use local ingredients to produce cat food. More than 85% of raw materials used at the Nestlé Blayney factory will be sourced locally, including meats and grains.


16. Mexican pet food companies investing heavily in new plants

APRIL 14, 2022

Between 2021 and 2022, at least four pet food companies operating in Mexico have invested 3,120 million pesos (around US$156 million) in the expansion or construction of new manufacturing facilities. Two multinational companies, Mars and ADM, and two Mexican-owned companies, Flagasa and Grupo Sesajal, have led the investment activity in the market.


17. Kormotech boosts pet food production amid war in Ukraine

APRIL 25, 2022

Amid Russia’s stalled invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian pet food producer Kormotech is adapting to the situation by resuming the production activities of its factories at nearly 100%, while also intensifying its pet-focused charitable efforts, according to the company’s CEO and co-owner, Rostyslav Vovk.


18. Symrise Pet Food to build new facility
APRIL 27, 2022
Symrise Pet Food, a global leader in the pet food industry, announces plans to expand operations in Greenwood County by building a new state-of-the-art facility. The company’s $65.5 million investment will create 65 new jobs.


19. Hill's Pet Nutrition acquires Nutriamo S.r.l.'s manufacturing facility

MAY 4, 2022

The acquisition is part of Hill's growth plans and marks Hill's first canned plant facility in Europe.


20. Tuffy’s Treat facility adds US$20 mil wet food line

MAY 18, 2022

NutriSource Pet Foods, United States-based pet brands, announced the launch of a new wet pet food cannery inside the Tuffy’s Treats Company manufacturing facility in Delano, Minnesota, USA. The US$20 million, 45,000-square-foot expansion will create 45 full-time jobs and expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities of high-quality pet food products that already include kibble and treats.


21. Montego acquires distribution facilities
JUNE 2, 2022
Warehouses found in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha, East London, Bloemfontein, Barkley East, Naboomspruit and Ermelo will all be absorbed and fall under the ownership of Montego Pet Nutrition.


22. Petcurean to produce in United Petfoods' facilities

JUNE 2, 2022

Petcurean Pet Nutrition partnered with Belgium-based United Petfoods, a private label pet food manufacturer, reported Pet Worldwide. Petcurean gained access to United Petfood’s 17 production facilities in Europe, exporting to 80 countries. Petcurean’s recipes will be delivered throughout Europe from these facilities starting in autumn 2022.


23. NestlĂ© invests 1 billion yuan in China pet food market

JUNE 2, 2022

In the last 11 months, Swiss food giant Nestlé has invested over 1 billion yuan to expand its pet food manufacturing in Tianjin, China.


24. Schubert North America expanding

JUNE 23, 2022

Schubert North America, a subsidiary of the German Schubert Group, has expanded its pet food customer base in Canada and the U.S. During the 2022 Pet Food Forum in Kansas City, May 2-4, 2022, the company debuted its portfolio to a broad audience of visitors from not only Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, but also other countries from across the globe.


25. Beta Hatch opens North America’s largest regenerative hatchery
JUNE 29, 2022
The facility’s Washington State location, in the Wenatchee Valley, is no accident, but an intentional alignment based on the company’s sustainability goals.


26. Purina plans pet food facility expansion in Wisconsin, USA

JULY 18, 2022

Nestle Purina PetCare plans to expand its pet food manufacturing facility in Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA, reported the Daily Jefferson County Union. The proposed US$100 million expansion to Purina’s pet food facility would add 5,000 square feet or more of new facility space. Purina projects that the expansion will need at least 75 new full-time employees with average starting wages of US$25 per hour or more.


27. Reading Bakery Systems expands center

JULY 20, 2022

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of baked snack production systems, announces the expansion of its Science & Innovation Center’s product development and equipment testing capabilities by offering new virtual trials and hiring additional food technologists.


28. Neogen expands Michigan facility

JULY 22, 2022

Neogen held a ceremonial groundbreaking in anticipation of approvals on a $70 million expansion of its Lansing, Michigan, food safety facility.


29. French pet food company invests to start own production

JULY 27, 2022

French pet food startup Pepette has collected about €6 million (US$6.1 million) from a group of investors to build a new, 1,000-square-meter factory. The project will allow the company to manufacture its own products, boost its output and, eventually, pursue international expansion plans.


30. Mars Petcare expands Kansas City manufacturing facility

AUGUST 3, 2022

Leading pet food and products manufacturer, Mars Petcare, announces it will invest more than $82 million to enhance its manufacturing facility in Kansas City, creating 95 new jobs. The expansion will increase the location’s production to meet rising demand for dog and cat treats.


31. New NestlĂ© Thailand cat food factory begins operations

AUGUST 11, 2022

Nestlé (Thai) Ltd.'s new manufacturing plant for wet cat food which opened only last June is currently searching for business and technical professionals to run the 1,010,430-sq-ft production complex worth 5 billion baht.


32. Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods opens Pet Food Safety Lab

AUGUST 12, 2022

Breeder’s Choice invested one million dollars in the Pet Food Safety Lab and related facility improvements. The Pet Food Safety Lab (PFSL) is a world-class testing facility serving the pet food industry and its consumers with microbiological, chemical, and physical testing methods to assure raw material and finished product quality and safety.


33. HorizonPSI acquires fabrication facility

AUGUST 18, 2022

HorizonPSI, an engineering and manufacturing company that designs innovative material handling and automated transfer solutions for food, pet food, plastics and chemical manufacturers, has acquired a fabrication facility in Parsons, Kansas.


34. Anduro Manufacturing expands in Honduras

AUGUST 18, 2022

Anduro Manufacturing, a worldwide leader in providing high quality polywoven bags to the pet food and animal feed markets and other industries, has been experiencing significant growth in market share and demand for its products. As a result of that growth and the continued demand for additional volume in polywoven bags and other market solutions that Anduro brings to the marketplace, the company is pleased to announce that it will be materially expanding its manufacturing capabilities in Honduras.


35. HorizonPSI acquires Kansa fabrication plant

AUGUST 24, 2022

The new facility increases production capabilities and reduces lead times as HorizonPSI continues to offset supply chain issues to better support clients. The fabrication facility in Parsons, Kansas, has doubled production potential while adding key equipment and processes to HorizonPSI’s manufacturing capabilities. This new facility is twice as large as the original in Lawrence helping to better keep up with increased customer demand.


36. Amcor buys packaging plant

AUGUST 24, 2022

Amcor, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, announces that it has closed the acquisition of a world-class flexible packaging plant located in the Czech Republic. The strategic location of the site immediately increases Amcor's ability to satisfy strong demand and customer growth across its flexible packaging network in Europe.


37. Pet food insect protein producer buys land for new factory

AUGUST 26, 2022

Polish insect-based protein maker HiProMine has purchased a land plot of 42,000 square meters in Karkoszów, close to the country’s western border with Germany, to build its second new production facility. The project is part of the company’s strategy to become a leading protein supplier to the European pet food industry and increase its production capacities.

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