- Nestle SA subsidiary, Nestle Purina PetCare will invest $550 million for the expansion of its pet food production capacity in Hartwell.
- Nestle Purina’s expansion plan would create 130 jobs.
- The expanded food production unit will include packaging, warehouse capacity and processing for a total of $870 million.
In a move to meet the ever-growing demand for the company’s high-quality and healthy pet care brands, Nestle Purina PetCare, subsidiary of Nestle SA, has decided to invest $550 million for the expansion of its pet food production capacity in Hartwell, Georgia.
The expansion plan would create 130 jobs and has come just one year after the manufacturing plant started operations in November 2019.
Georgian Governor Brian P. Kemp said it is great to see the Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle expanding its operations in the state. “Our extremely hardworking and skilled workforce has been a major force in driving investment in the region and attracting new jobs. I am looking forward to Nestle Purina's constant investment in Georgia.”
Earlier in 2017, Nestle Purina had announced that it will set up a wet pet food production unit in Hartwell with an investment of $320 million and will hire 240 people by 2023. The food production unit will include packaging, warehouse capacity and processing for a total of $870 million.
The new unit in Hartwell is part of a bigger expansion plan for Nestle Purnia, which includes new food production units recently announced in Ohio, North Carolina and Williamsburg Township. The group’s Purina brands produce food for 66 million cats and 49 million dogs every year.
Expressing his joy over the expansion, Winston Silva, Purina Factory Manager, said the firm is happy to expand its operations in Hartwell. The company will ensure to deliver science-based nutrition and remain committed to the safety of its operations.