Nestlé has unveiled a $90 million upgrade to its Blayney factory, which willsignificantly expand its Nestlé Purina PetCare pet food production.

Newly installed state of the art high speed manufacturing technology will seeproduction of single serve wet cat food scaled up by more than 120 per cent –meeting a growing demand for wet cat food in Australia.

As well, the Purina team has expanded, with 20 new jobs now created on thesite, which creates cat brands such as Felix, Fancy Feast, Pro Plan, andPurina One.

Charlene De Wit, Factory Manager, Nestlé Blayney, said the new facility istestament to Nestlé’s commitment to local manufacturing and support for theCentral West community.

“We are proud to produce quality Purina pet food for our much-loved furryfriends across Australia and around the region, right here in Blayney.”

The opening brings Nestlé’s total investment in the factory to more than $200million over the past 10 years, as the business has increased production anddeveloped new capabilities.

The wet cat food facility, opened in late 2014, was developed to createpremium products with the taste profile cats prefer, and the simplicity theirowners prefer.

The expansion will position Nestlé Purina as a key regional supplier, withboth wet and dry pet food exported from Blayney to New Zealand, Thailand, andJapan.

The new facilities will also see a significant quantity of local ingredientsused in production. More than 85 per cent of raw materials used at the NestléBlayney factory will be sourced locally, including meats and grains.

De Wit continued: “We have an incredibly dedicated and highly skilled teamhere at Blayney. By bringing leading technology to our factory and continuingto use high quality ingredients in our product, we are even more confidentthat we will continue to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love themfor years to come.”

The Nestlé factory in Blayney began operations in 1989, and now featuresworld-class facilities to manufacture brands such as Felix, Fancy Feast, ProPlan, Supercoat, and Purina One.

Nestlé Blayney employs more than 300 people and supports more than 60 localbusinesses and contractors in western NSW.

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