In late August, Symrise unveiled its new production facility for pet food palatants in Chapecó. This facility, the largest of its kind in Latin America and for Symrise Pet Food, spans over 10,000 square meters. It boasts advanced technology, full automation, and high operational efficiency, adhering to strict food safety and environmental guidelines.
Fernando Putrino, General Manager Pet Food at Symrise Brazil, emphasized the significance of this achievement, stating, “We faced the challenge of constructing an extraordinary factory capable of serving the dynamically growing local market and also the global market. Today, we celebrate the opening of this site, a milestone achieved with the dedication of our passionate team and the strong support of the local government. Together, we can showcase the capabilities of the Brazilian industry to the world.”
The facility, which will employ over 50 people, strengthens Symrise’s presence in Latin America and is set to triple its production capacity for pet food palatants in Brazil. It will cater to the rising demand for pet food products in Brazil and Latin America, as well as address global markets by offering products designed to reduce sanitary barriers in the pet nutrition industry.
Gonzalo Rodriguez, General Manager Pet Food at Symrise in LATAM, highlighted t“I feel very honored to host such an event. It represents a great opportunity to illustrate our leading position in the industry. It builds on a solid foundation that comes from a combination of more than 40 years of experience and our passion for manufacturing palatants.”
“Thanks to the visitor corridor we built above the plant, we can show the production process from an exclusive observation point,” he continued. “Also, we can tell the visitors what happens before starting to manufacture a palatant. Many people experience for the first time that — before entering the market — we test a palatant 150 times to ensure its performance. Also, they can learn here that we evaluate our new products on their environmental impact in seven categories. This enables us to determine the best formulation to comply with our commitment to lower our environmental footprint.”
This inauguration underscores Symrise’s dedication to investing in local development, aligning its operations with suppliers and customers to ensure a steady supply. This initiative is part of a broader global plan, which includes the establishment of two other pet food ingredient production factories in China and Colombia.