The new headquarters in Crick, near Rugby is 260,000 sq ft large, costs £38m and incorporates both Butcher’s Pet Care’s central office and its core manufacturing facilities.
Responding to growing demand for its tinned dog food in the UK and Europe, the company decided to invest in the state of the art facility. The investment will increase capacity by 50%, allowing the company, which is the second largest branded player in the UK canned dog food market to increase production by five million cans a week.
As more British companies strive to cope with demand for their products from countries not just in Europe and the US, but those in the Far East, major investments in production capacity are becoming common in the UK and abroad.
Graham Baker, chairman of Butcher’s Pet Care, confirmed that the investment represented the most ambitious expansion the company had ever undertaken since its founding in 1987.
“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.”
“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,” Mr Baker added.
Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry placed his support behind the company: “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.”