Butcher's unveils £38m pet food plant

Butcher’s Pet Care is hoping to step up a gear in the competitive pet food market with the formal opening of its new £38m state-of-the-art plant in Crick, Northamptonshire.

The new 260,000sq ft plant gives the company around 50% extra capacity, equating to the production of five million cans a week, and will allow the company to strengthen its position in both the UK market, and on the export front.

Celebrating both the opening, and 25 years in business, Butcher’s Pet Care chairman Graham Baker said: “Butcher’s Pet Care is a family-owned manufacturing company that has built its business in the heart of the Rugby area. Our knowledge and understanding of the meat and farming industries underpins our commitment to only use natural ingredients in our range of products – we’re proud that our recipes contain everything a dog needs and nothing it doesn’t.

“For the last 25 years, local people have helped us grow the business to where it is today. Their support will be vital to us achieving our ambitious growth in the next 25 years.”

The plant was officially opened by Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry. He added: “For the last 25 years, Butcher’s Pet Care has made a significant contribution to the local economy. I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the opening of its impressive new factory and I have no doubt Butcher’s will continue to play an important role in UK manufacturing for the next 25 years.”