New capabilities for wet cat food production were added to the company’s Blayney, Australia location.

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Pet products maker Nestle Purina PetCare recently wrapped up a AUD $90 million (about $67 million) project to increase the wet cat food capacity of its pet food plant Blayney, Australia. New high speed manufacturing technology was installed at the site to support production of the firm’s cat food brands Fancy Feast, Purina One, Pro Plan, and Felix.

“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,” Charlene De Wit, manager of the Blayney factory, said in a company release. “Our expanded facilities will allow us to scale up production of single serve wet cat food by over 120% - as well as the dry cat and dog food we already produce.”

First opened in 1989, the company has invested over AUD $200 million into the location during the last decade to increase production and add capabilities. Nestle opened a wet cat food facility in Blayney in 2014. An expansion was launched in response to an increase in demand for cat food over the last two years.

Products made at the facility are exported to Japan, New Zealand, and Thailand. The plant currently has a headcount of about 300 workers.

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