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New Ziwi pet food factory coming to Napier, 125 new jobs once complete

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Pet food company Ziwi is set to build a new $70 million factory in Napier which will employ 125 workers once open.

The 12,000sq m state-of-the-art production kitchen will be capable of doubling the company’s current kitchen output in Tauranga.

Based in Awatoto, the factory will be fitted out with the latest processing technology, including new air-dried technology, which will allow the development of new product lines.

Ziwi managing director Richard Lawrence said the site is necessary to ensure the company continues to meet strong global demand for products.

“We’re committed to continuing to offer pets – and their human companions – foods prepared in our new kitchens, right here in our home of New Zealand,” he said.

“Ziwi has spent the past three years working with parties in evaluating a number of potential locations in the Tauranga region but has been unsuccessful in finding a site of sufficient size, and with the necessary infrastructure available in meeting the timeframe required.”

 

First published by Hawke’s Bay Today – read the full article here.