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Nestlé to Invest in Russian Pet Food Factory

Posted: August 23, 2011, 7 p.m., EDT


Nestlé unveiled today plans to invest more than $48 million in its Purina PetCare facility in Russia to double wet pet food production there.
Nestle plans to spend $48 million to double production of its wet pet food at its Russian factory.
Nestlé unveiled today plans to invest more than $48 million in its Purina PetCare facility in Russia to double wet pet food production there.

The money will be used to add production lines at its pet food factory in Vorsino, which is in Russia’s Kaluga region. The move will allow the company to double production capacity for its wet pet food within the next three years, according to company officials. In addition, it will enable the factory to produce almost the entire range of Purina pet food products for sale in Russia and for export to other Commonwealth of Independent States countries, including Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine.

This investment follows the installation of a new production line and opening of a new distribution center earlier this year.

“We are proud to announce this new investment in our pet food business, which is developing successfully in Russia and other CIS countries,” Freixe said at an inauguration ceremony for the factory’s recently opened distribution center. “The new production line at the Vorsino factory has already expanded the range of products produced here, while the new distribution center is ensuring their improved delivery all over Russia.”

Nestlé first opened a pet food factory in Vorsino in 2007 to produce its Friskies and Darling brands. Today, the company offers a wide range of pet food products in Russia, including Friskies, Darling, Felix, Gourmet, Pro Plan, Dog Chow and Cat Chow.


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