PsiBufet, Butternut Box tap developer for new Polish pet food facility

Butternut Box and PsiBufet have appointed CTP to build a new facility at CTPark Zabrze, Poland, to produce fresh and healthy meals for dogs.

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PsiBufet and Butternut Box plan to deliver the first meals produced at its new facility in CTPark Zabrze, Poland, by mid-2025.
PsiBufet and Butternut Box plan to deliver the first meals produced at its new facility in CTPark Zabrze, Poland, by mid-2025.
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Adapted from a press release.

Dog food manufacturers Butternut Box and PsiBufet have appointed CTP, a European developer and manager of industrial properties, to build a specialized facility to produce fresh and healthy dog food for distribution across continental Europe.

The new facility is being developed at CTPark Zabrze, Poland, to produce fresh and healthy meals for dogs. Situated in the Katowice Special Economic Zone, the production facility will cover an area of nearly 40,000 square meters (431,000 square feet) and will employ several hundred people. PsiBufet and Butternut Box plan to deliver the first meals produced at CTPark Zabrze by mid-2025.

"Our meals are made today in Rudie's Kitchen in Doncaster, UK, one of the most modern dog food manufacturing facilities in Europe," said David Nolan, founder and CEO of Butternut Box. "We are growing rapidly, and another factory is necessary to meet the challenge of growing demand.

"Poland is a key market for us, and I am delighted that it is becoming a regional hub for the Butternut Box business," Nolan continued. "Production at CTPark Zabrze will allow us to deliver fresh food even faster to hundreds of thousands of dogs in Germany, as well as other countries in mainland Europe."

PsiBufet is a Polish brand that offers fresh, individually tailored food for dogs, delivered directly to pets in a D2C model. In 2023, PsiBufet was acquired by UK-based Butternut Box. Founded in 2016, Butternut Box is present in the UK and Poland (as PsiBufet), as well as in Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and, more recently, in Germany.

"After choosing Poland as the best location for the production plant, Upper Silesia became our favourite," said Piotr Wawrysiuk, founder of PsiBufet. "It is a large labor market, full of highly skilled workers, with a very well-developed infrastructure. CTPark Zabrze, in turn, is located in close proximity to the junction of the A1 and A4 motorways, allowing fast delivery to dogs from all over Poland, Germany and other European countries. The possibility of receiving public aid also played a major role in the choice of site for the investment. We also received support from the city and the entire region, as well as irreplaceable commercial advice from CTP."

The construction of the production facility in Poland is possible thanks to the funding that Butternut Box secured in 2023. The company raised ÂŁ280 million (PLN 1.4 billion) from the General Atlantic fund and existing investor L Catterton.

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