Preparing to shine at Interzoo 2024: expansion and expertise

As the global pet supplies industry gears up to get together at Interzoo 2024, the C&D Foods team is excited to be part of the bi-annual event in Nuremberg this spring (7-10 May) – and you will find us in Hall 7, stand 7-243.

The pet sector continues to thrive, driven by a growing devotion to the furry members of our families and our desire to keep them happy and healthy.

C&D Foods has a huge role to play in supporting retailers and brands as they serve their customers – human, canine, and feline – by providing expert advice and a complete service for formulating, manufacturing, and packaging an array of pet food products.

From developing products aligned with key trends, such as super-premium pet food, functional ingredients, and allergen-free lines, through to exploring new formats and offering tiered price points, we are a company deeply committed to meeting the needs of pets and their owners.

We are looking forward to showcasing our capabilities and sharing pet nutrition insights with delegates from around the globe at Interzoo 2024.

Expanding production

As one of Europe’s largest pet food manufacturers, and part of ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading food processors, we recognise the importance of staying ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving market. With stores and consumers seeking both high-quality and nutritionally balanced food for pets – along with a variety of flavours, formats, and price points – we’ve invested in expanding our production capacity, allowing us to not only keep pace with rising demand, but also maintain our reputation for delivering innovative and quality assured products.

Supported by Enterprise Ireland, we’ve invested €48 million in a flagship facility at our Edgeworthstown facility in Ireland. The investment will lead to an extension of the building and the creation of additional state-of-the-art pouch-filling and automated multi-packing lines. This expansion will grow our production capabilities by 25%, enabling us to continue to meet the demands of this growing market sector.

Our increased capacity in Ireland builds on our increases in production capacity in Boulogne-Sur-Mer in France, where we produce single serve 85g canned pet food.

With nine manufacturing sites across Europe, producing dog and cat food in can, pouch, alu tray, sausage, and dry formats, extensive R&D capabilities, an in-house team of pet nutritionists, and extensive market insight consultancy, we are a valued partner for retailers and brands across the continent.

We have lots more to share with you at Interzoo 2024. We look forward to seeing you there!