International pet food business United Petfood has acquired British manufacturer Cambrian Pet Foods.
Family-owned Cambrian was founded in 1982 and has three production plants, in Llangadog, Pencader and Longridge and employs 130 people. The company specialises in the private label production of dry pet food and wet pet food in both trays and cans.
The company’s board of directors said: “It has been a genuine pleasure partnering with our colleagues, customers and suppliers to help the company grow and develop within our communities and the UK pet trade.
“For four decades, Cambrian has demonstrated, time and again, its resilience and its ability to innovate and grow while delivering consistent quality and service to its customers, pets and pet parents alike. We are appreciative the support provided by all who have been with us during our journey.
“Cambrian Pet Foods Ltd is a one of a kind in its field and represents the creative work of a lifetime. We cannot think of a better, more capable, safer and more potent home than within the United Petfood Family as the journey of growth, development and improvement are continued.”
This takeover strengthens United Petfood’s position within the pet food manufacturing market. It entered the wet pet food market segment in 2019 with the opening of a single-serve, wet pet food plant for pouches in Radom, Poland.
Thanks to the second wet pet food factory in Llangadog, United is broadening its product offering and will now also be able to produce wet pet food in trays and cans.
With three additional production plants, it now operates out of 17 pet food facilities situated in eight European countries. The takeover is in line with United Petfood’s strategy to reinforce and grow the business. The UK factories also bring additional experience, capacity and technological possibilities to the group.
The acquisition strengthens its position as full-service private label pet food producer and gives customers access to a complete range of inhouse made products.
United Petfood’s board of directors said: “It is our goal to establish long-term relationships with our customers and be their preferred partner for the production of private label dry and wet pet food, biscuits and snacks.
“The acquisition of Cambrian Pet Foods allows us to extend our product range and be a one-stop solution for our customers. Rather than being merely a production partner, we want to guide our customers and work together to achieve success in their market by sharing our knowledge and creating high-quality products.”