GHENT, Belgium, 2021-02-25 - International pet food producer, United Petfood, announced the acquisition of the British manufacturer Cambrian Pet Foods. The acquisition strengthens the position of United Petfood as full-service private label pet food producer and gives customers access to a complete range of inhouse made products.
According to United Petfood's board of directors, "It is our goal to establish long-term relationships with our customers and be their preferred partner for the production of private label dry & wet pet food, biscuits and snacks. The acquisition of Cambrian Pet Foods allows us to extend our product range and be a one-stop solution for our customers. Rather than being merely a production partner, we want to guide our customers and work together to achieve success in their market by sharing our knowledge and creating high-quality products."
According to Cambrian Pet Foods Ltd.s ‘s Cambrian Pet Foods' Board of Directors: "It has been a genuine pleasure partnering with our colleagues, customers and suppliers to help the company grow and develop within our communities and the UK Pet Trade.
For four decades, Cambrian has demonstrated, time and again, its resilience and its ability to innovate and grow while delivering consistent quality and service to its customers, pets and pet parents alike. We are appreciative the support provided by all who have been with us during our journey. Cambrian Pet Foods Ltd. Is a one of a kind in its field, and represents the creative work of a lifetime - We cannot think of a better, more capable, safer and more potent home than within the United Petfood Family as the journey of growth, development and improvement are continued."
Cambrian Pet Foods was founded in 1982 and has a leading position within the UK pet food market. The family-owned business has three production plants in Llangadog, Pencader and Longridge and employs 130 people. The company is specialised in the private label production of dry pet food and wet pet food in both trays and cans.
This takeover strengthens United Petfood's position within the pet food manufacturing market. In 2019 United Petfood entered the wet pet food market segment with the opening of a single serve wet pet food plant for pouches in Radom, Poland. Thanks to the second wet pet food factory in Llangadog, United Petfood is broadening its product offering and will now also be able to produce wet pet food in trays and cans.
With three additional production plants, United Petfood Group operates now out of 17 pet food facilities situated in 8 different European countries. The takeover is in line with the strategy of United Petfood to reinforce and grow the business. The U.K. factories also bring additional experience, capacity and technological possibilities to the group.