Nestlé opens Brazil factory

9 Feb 2017

Nestlé has opened a pet food factory in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil that it says will provide new tasty, healthy options for pets and create jobs, while minimising impact on the environment.

Nestlé opens Brazil factory

Nestlé has opened a pet food factory in Brazil that it says will provide new tasty, healthy options for pets and create jobs, while minimising impact on the environment.

The new Purina site in Ribeirão Preto will make wet food for cats and dogs from the Friskies, Cat Chow, Pro Plan and Dog Chow ranges. According to the company, it uses exclusive technology to produce more natural and nutritious meals, by preserving the original meat characteristics.

Laurent Freixe, Nestlé Executive Vice President and Head of the Zone Americas, took part in the opening. He noted that the new factory underlines Nestlé’s confidence in Brazil and in Latin America.

Nestlé’s CHF 85 million investment will generate around 80 new direct jobs and a further 400 indirect jobs, and meet expected rising demand for pet food in Brazil and the region.

The facility is also said to minimise impact in line with Nestlé’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It will send zero solid waste to landfills, uses sunlight and LED lamps, and a thermal energy recovery system.