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

Newly installed state of the art high speed manufacturing technology will see
production 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 the
site, which creates cat brands such as Felix, Fancy Feast, Pro Plan, and
Purina One.

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

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

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

The wet cat food facility, opened in late 2014, was developed to create
premium products with the taste profile cats prefer, and the simplicity their
owners prefer.

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

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

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

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

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

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