GENT, BELGIUM — United Petfood, a Belgian private label manufacturer, announced Oct. 27 it has acquired Teeling Petfood. The Dutch manufacturer is expected to expand and strengthen United Petfood’s pet food product range.

Teeling Petfood has been producing wet dog and cat foods since 1989. The company operates processing facilities in Hoogeveen and Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands.

“Our mission is to be the best partner for our customers,” stated the board of directors for United Petfood. “Thanks to this acquisition, we can further expand our offer in wet pet food and meet the increasing demand. We find it important to continue to produce all our products in-house and only go for the very best quality.

"Teeling Petfood guides customers from idea to delivery and guarantees the best quality. This method of working fits in perfectly with our philosophy.”

The acquisition will add Teeling Petfood’s two manufacturing plants in the Netherlands to United Petfood’s network, which now includes 19 facilities across eight European countries.

Over the last two years, United Petfood has acquired two companies to expand its reach and capacity for pet food production across Europe.

In March 2021, United Petfood acquired Cambrian Pet Foods, a UK-based wet pet food manufacturer, which added tray and can capabilities and enhanced in-house private-label manufacturing capacity to United Petfoods’ portfolio.

In January 2020, the company acquired Effeffe Petfood, an Italian private-label manufacturer to build on its geographical reach and production capacity.

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