The Minnesota-headquartered pet food manufacturer Cargill has announced the establishment of a second factory in China to open in the upcoming month. The plant will contribute to better high quality, meaty pet food products.

GlobalPETS was told that the new facility with a capacity of 60,000 tons shall supply Shanghai, the eastern coastal provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and the broader China region

Cargill operates over 30 animal nutrition factories in the country and produces own pet food brands as well as private label products. It has operated in China since 1884 currently operating its first pet food facility in Zhenjiang (Jiangsu province).

The company supplies ingredients across North Asia, North and Central America, Europe, and India.

The manufacturer assumes a rising potential for pet food in Asia that also “outpace[s] the aggressive growth being experienced by the category globally.”

“The Asian Pet Food market also continues to be a [dog and cat food leader] in terms of sophistication and premiumization, reflected in Cargill’s strong super-premium portfolios in both China and Korea,” the company explained toward GlobalPETS.

The company intends to “strengthen” its brand PetMaster in China. However, in South Korea Cargill concentrates on the expansion of healthy brands like Heathpedia and Anabrush expecting “great things”.

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