QUERÉTARO, MEXICO — Diana Pet Food has purchased a plot of land in Querétaro on which it will construct a 36,597-square-foot production plant to meet growing demand for pet food palatability solutions, antioxidants and functional ingredients in Mexico and Central America.
The new facility will replace the company’s existing site in Querétaro. The acquired land is five-times larger and the plant itself will also be larger than the old one.
The facility is expected to be operational in 2024 and will include environmentally friendly design and operational features. This includes following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards and adhering to the company’s own Corporate Social Responsibility standards for reducing social and environmental footprints.
High food safety and quality standards will also guide the development of this new facility.
“With this new project, we reaffirm our commitment to our clients and get prepared for the new challenges that the market holds for us,” said Diego Maurizio, general director of Diana Pet Food’s Latin America business. “We also continue working with the city of Queretaro for our activity.”
According to Maurizio, Mexico is a key market for the company and is among the five largest pet food producers globally. Diana Pet Food entered the Mexican pet food market in 2004.
“The Mexican market is evolving and growing by leaps and bounds, and we are committed to accompanying our clients closely, providing them with a better service every day,” said Juan Manuel Becher, general manager of Diana Pet Food Mexico. “Our local and regional teams know the Mexican pet food market in depth. We have designed solutions perfectly adapted to local needs.”
The geographical location of the facility is also expected to improve the company’s services in this regional market.
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