PASSION FOR PETS: Nestlé Purina sells pet food and pet care
products in more than 100 countries.
Nestlé Purina PetCare is investing 31 million Australian
dollars (more than CHF 29 million) to expand its pet food
factory in the state of New South Wales.
The investment programme will make the factory one of the
most technologically advanced of its kind in the world when
work is completed at the end of this year.
It includes the installation of new technology and the
construction of a 5,400 square metre warehouse on the site.
The factory, located in the town of Blayney, currently
produces around 100,000 tonnes of products a year for
domestic consumption and export.
These include well-known dog and cat food brands such as
Beneful, Pro Plan and Friskies.
Nestlé Purina is one of the world's largest pet food
companies, with global sales of more than CHF 13 billion in
"This latest investment reflects our long-term commitment to
our operations in New South Wales," said David Grant, General
Manager for Nestlé Purina PetCare in Australia.
"It will not only boost future product development, but it
also brings the factory and its technological capabilities
into the 21st century.
"This site is now at the forefront of global manufacturing
innovation in our company."
The factory has become the town of Blayney's biggest employer
since it opened in 1990.
Today, the factory employs more than 200 people and sources
more than 80% of its raw materials from within Australia.
Global manufacturing excellence
The multi-million dollar investment in Australia is the
latest of several Nestlé Purina has made in its manufacturing
sites around the world over the past 18 months.
In July last year the company invested
45 million to expand its factory in Hungary, and followed
38 million in its factory in Russia in August.
This latest investment reflects our long-term commitment to
our operations in New South Wales.David Grant, General
Manager for Nestlé Purina Petcare in Australia
Nestlé in Australia
Nestlé Australia is part of Nestlé Oceania, a subsidiary of
Nestlé S.A., the world's leading fast-moving consumer goods
Nestlé Oceania covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific
Islands. It employs more than 5,000 people in more than 70
offices, factories and distribution centres across the
Nestlé Oceania's first trademark was registered in New
Zealand in 1885. Its first office was opened in Sydney,
Australia, in 1908. The company's regional headquarters are
now located in Rhodes, Sydney.
Nestlé Oceania brands include: Nescafé,
International Roast, Nesquik,
Milo, Maggi, Nestlé Carnation,
Country Cup Soups, Kit Kat, Aero,
Allens, Uncle Tobys, Nestlé Peters Ice
Creams and Sunshine.