Company Name: Royal Canin North America
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Founded in 1968 and purchased by Mars, Inc. in 2001, Royal Canin is a global leader in pet science, health, and nutrition. Royal Canin manufactures and supplies cat and dog food and is committed to science-based research and innovation that provides formulas with individualized nutritional solutions for cats and dogs.
Company Website: www.royalcanin.us
- Type of Project: New Location
- Capital Investment: $390 Million
Royal Canin North America currently operates its Pet Health Nutrition Center, a global research and development hub for the company, in Lewisburg, Ohio.
Ohio’s food and agribusiness supports four of the top five pet food manufacturers that have facilities in Ohio, including Nestlé Purina. Ohio’s central location and multiple transportation options offer efficient, cost-effective ways to obtain raw materials, produce goods, and deliver pet food to market.
The company sought to establish additional capacity for dry food production. The company needed a strategic location close to its customers as well as proximity to raw material sources. A strong manufacturing support structure and access to talent with high capability were also needed.
Royal Canin North America will build a new factory in Lewisburg, Ohio on the same property as its Pet Health Nutrition Center to meet increasing demand for its premium pet nutrition.
The Lewisburg, Ohio location will join Royal Canin’s five other manufacturing sites across the United States and Canada and the new factory build is part of a broader growth plan for Royal Canin.
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