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Nestlé Purina Invests $220 Million in Mexican Pet Food Plant

The project will make the plant the largest pet food factory in Latin America.

Nestlé Purina is investing about USD $220 million to expand the company's pet food plant in Silao, Guanajuato in Mexico.
Nestlé Purina is investing about USD $220 million to expand the company's pet food plant in Silao, Guanajuato in Mexico.
Nestlé Purina

Nestlé Purina is investing CHF 200 million (about USD $220 million) to expand the company's pet food plant in Silao, Guanajuato in Mexico. The expansion will add a third line for wet pet food and a fourth line for dry pet food, making it the largest pet food factory in Latin America, according to the company.

The Mexican market is the most important for Purina in Latin America, representing 45% of Purina's total sales in the region. It is also the fourth-largest market for Purina worldwide, highlighting the growing importance of emerging economies for the pet food business.

The Silao factory currently produces 125 varieties of dry and 45 varieties of wet pet food. The plant currently employs nearly 600 people directly, and with the expansion, it is estimated that up to 94 new jobs will be created.

An additional 48-hectare plot of land adjacent to the property was acquired to allow for future expansions of the plant and to build a distribution center for the local market and for export.

Over the past ten years, Nestlé has invested more than CHF 700 million ($770 million) in the Purina factory in Silao.

Since 2022, the factory has used 100% renewable energy. It also promotes the circular use of water through a treatment plant which allows for the reuse of water in the cooling towers of the factory.

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