Carmarthenshire pet food firm's expansion plan
A Carmarthenshire pet food company is set to create 22 new jobs as part of a £1.4 million expansion project.
Cambrian Pet Foods, which operates from sites in Llangadog and Pencader, is installing a new hi-tech production line to tap into the rapidly growing market for premium pet food in convenience packaging.
The company has been offered £500,000 through the Economic Growth Fund and Business Minister Edwina Hart said she was pleased to hear how the fund is playing a key role in supporting business growth.
“The fund has proved to be a great help for businesses throughout Wales, supporting investment plans and creating new jobs. In many case, like Cambrian Pet Foods, the funding can act as a catalyst helping to get important projects off the ground quickly.”
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Cambrian Pet Food director Richard Davies said the company had been considering introducing this new range for some time.
“Funding support helped to bring it to fruition and was vital to enable us to go ahead with this investment," said Mr Davies.
“We operate in an increasingly competitive international market and as a small company we have to remain nimble and react to customer demands and trends."
Mr Davies said the company will launch new comprehensive ranges of more value added and innovatively formulated and packaged super-premium dry pet foods to complement the tray offering in the New Year.
The family run firm employs 85 people and sells its products throughout the UK and exports to Western Europe and further afield.