Turkish pet food producer opens factory as industry expands
Amid a rising demand for its products, Turkish pet food producer Şadanlar Pet has opened a new factory in the Ezine Gıda organized industrial zone, in the country’s western part. The plant produces dry and wet pet food products for cats and dogs.
Şadanlar Pet produces pet food under the company’s own flagship Dr. Sacchi brand, but also distributes various foreign pet food brands in the Turkish market. This includes Canadian Champion Petfoods’ Acana and Orijen, and also Gim Cat, Gim Dog and Biokat’s, three brands owned by German pet food maker H. Von Gimborn GmbH, according to Şadanlar Pet.
New plant complies with US, European pet food standards
Mahmut Tatlıdil, business development director at Turkish machinery producer Yemmak, which supplied the manufacturing equipment to the Şadanlar Pet plant, told local news agency Ihlas Haber Ajansı that the new factory is the first production facility of this type to comply with both U.S. and European standards.
“At this recently commissioned facility, we took into account the latest worldwide trends and technological developments, and also implemented a maximum level of global standards,” he said.
The recently launched production facility is fitted with a total surface of about 4,000 sq. m. (43,056 sq. ft.), located on a land plot of about 12,000 sq. m. The plant will provide 100 jobs in the investment’s first phase. Şadanlar Pet will further increase the facility’s workforce once it reaches its full capacity, according to representatives of the Ezine Gıda organized industrial zone.
The value of the latest investment was not disclosed by the company.
Double-digit pet food export sales from Turkey
Established in 1987 and headquartered in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, Şadanlar Pet says its product portfolio also includes pet accessories.
Data obtained by local news agency Anadolu Agency suggests that, over the past years, Turkish pet food exporters have posted double-digit increases of export sales, reaching about US$176.2 million in 2021.
In total, there are 353 organized industrial zones in Turkey. The country’s authorities provide the zones with ready-to-use infrastructure and utilities to attract investors to various areas across the country.
Adamowski is a freelance journalist based in Warsaw, Poland. He has written on various industries, including pet food, drinks, telecoms, energy, defense and pensions, for numerous English-language publications.
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