DENTON, TEXAS — NaturPak Pet recently began operations in a new 162,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Janesville, Wis. According to both NaturPak Pet and Tetra Pak®, this new facility makes NaturPak Pet the first co-packer in the United States dedicated to producing and packaging pet food in Tetra Recart® cartons.

Owned and operated by IPM Foods, a leading natural food manufacturer and co-packer, NaturPak Pet brings unique expertise in formulating high-quality, safe and nutritious natural foods to the pet space.

“With more than 35 years’ experience in the natural food industry, we saw a huge opportunity to expand our offering and deliver nutrient-rich pet food products to pet food brand owners,” said Pawel Marciniak, co-owner of NaturPak Pet. “It’s exciting to see the pet food industry embracing premium, natural products in convenient, sustainable packaging, and we’re in a unique position to deliver.”

Tetra Pak carton filling system inside NaturPak facility

The NaturPak Pet team offers pet food brands experience in the natural foods space focusing on the design, manufacturing and packaging of premium wet pet food products. All NaturPak Pet products are packaged in convenient, plant-based, BPA-free and recyclable Tetra Pak cartons, which offer pet food brands the opportunity to stand out in the minds of consumers.

“With their great functionality, sustainability profile and long shelf life, Tetra Pak cartons are a great fit for pet food brands committed to delivering first-rate, natural products,” said Boris Munster, vice president of contract manufacturing at Tetra Pak. “We’re thrilled to welcome NaturPak Pet as they deliver much-needed wet pet food co-packing capacity to the market.”

NaturPak Pet moved its operations from nearby Beloit, Wis., to its new facility in Janesville, adding processing lines and warehouse space to meet the increasing demand for wet pet food products.

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