TOPEKA, KAN. — On Jan. 11, Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced plans to relocate its global and US headquarters to Overland Park, Kan. The new location will allow the company to establish a hub in the Greater Kansas City area, which consists of both Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan.
The relocation will take place in the fourth quarter of 2023, with Hill’s continuing to invest in its global science, technology and manufacturing areas in Topeka. The company’s presence in Topeka includes a 170-acre R&D campus, called the Pet Nutrition center, and a 25,000-square-foot facility called the Small Paws Innovation Center. Hill’s intends to maintain these facilities, along with its manufacturing sites located in Topeka and Emporia. The company also remains committed to Tonganoxie, which will home its newest manufacturing plant that is slated to open this year.
“We are proud to extend our 75-year history in the Sunflower State,” said John Hazlin, president and chief executive officer of Hill's Pet Nutrition. “We will continue investing in our science, innovation and manufacturing hubs in Topeka — while expanding our footprint with the creation of a new hub for our global and US headquarters in the Greater Kansas City area. This marks an important step in our global growth as we work to meet the growing demand for our science-led pet nutrition.”
Hill’s will relocate to the Aspiria Campus, which is located at 6180 Sprint Parkway in Overland Park. The company selected the site after conducting an extensive search throughout the region. The new office will allow for a more modern workplace, according to Hill’s. It will also provide the company with proximity to the Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
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