BÜK, HUNGARY — Nestlé Purina announced a new investment of nearly HUF 90 billion ($245.4 million USD) in its pet food capabilities in Hungary. The investment includes two new facilities and ramps up Nestlé Purina’s total investment in Bük to HUF 268 billion ($730.6 million USD).

It will allow Purina to expand capacity of its pet food factory by nearly 100,000 tons, increasing to 250,000 tons. To support the expanded facility, Purina will install 100 new robots to enhance automation and create 280 new jobs for the area.

“As one of the largest employers in the region, the Nestlé Purina factory in Bük will create more than 500 new jobs in the city between 2020 and 2025, thanks to its vigorous development and continuous investments,” said Péter Noszek, chief executive officer of Nestlé Hungária Ltd. “The development does not stop with the factories equipped with automated production lines and using technology that is also unique in the world, the construction continues.”

According to Purina, its plant in Bük exports 95% of its products and has helped Hungary become the 13th largest producer of pet food throughout the globe. The facility also leverages partnerships from domestic suppliers to source raw materials with nearly 50% supplied from Hungarian companies.

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