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Pet Food Manufacturer Invests $1.8M in Premium Pet Food Solutions

The investment will cover premium systems and machinery to support customer growth in 2023.

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Shown is United Pet Foods' industrial microwave by Microwave Techniques.Image courtesy of United Pet Foods

United Premium Foods has committed to investing more than $1.8 million in premium systems and machinery to support customer growth in 2023. For UPF, the food manufacturing business has two main aspects: utilizing the highest quality standards to produce superior foods, and applying the brand’s proven expertise and collaboration to deliver innovative and scalable solutions to its partners. 

“We’re dedicated to helping companies in the premium human and pet food spaces succeed,” said Ken Mayer, chief executive officer of UPF. “When we allocate spending towards solutions, we’re not just buying exceptional equipment, we’re investing in the people behind the brands looking to help support their businesses and thrive in competitive markets. These systems will expand available services and capabilities to help our customers prosper.” 

UPF is investing in various machinery and systems to assure top-quality manufacturing in response to the rapid growth of the premium pet food businesses. The $1.8 million in investments include:

  • An industrial microwave by Microwave Techniques to improve efficiency and mitigate loss and weight

  • A Messer cryogenic freezing system to increase quality and safety while increasing efficiency 

  • A Reiser Water Wheel Depositing Packaging System to provide flexible packing solutions

  • A Vemag HP25E Stuffer 

  • A Fresh Meat Grinder by M&M

  • New High capacity blender by AMFEC

These capital projects will enable UPF to expand its current production capabilities to offer new and dynamic processing options for its customers. UPF can manufacture and package a variety of human and pet food formats, from frozen patties to human-grade dog food. 

"We are committed to investing to meet the increasing demands of both our human and pet customers, while simultaneously improving the lives of our UPF family, who are what make us successful," Mayer said.

This isn't a new thought to grow pet food businesses, due to the sector still growing as people continue to treat their pets like family members. According to Grand View Research, the global pet food market size was valued at USD 99.1 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2023 to 2030. 

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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