Mackle Petfoods: Dungannon firm to create 31 jobs with £5.7m investment

  • Dungannon-based Mackle Petfoods is investing £5.7m and creating 31 new jobs in a major expansion plan to double its turnover.

    The pet food manufacturer is well known across Europe for its Naturo range.

    Invest NI has offered £599,000 towards the new jobs and purchasing of new equipment, and said once in place “the jobs will contribute over £700,000 in additional annual salaries for the Northern Ireland economy.”

    The economic growth agency’s CEO, Kevin Holland said: “Mackle Petfoods is an ambitious family-owned business with a long history in the Mid Ulster area.

    "Through continued innovation the company has developed a premium offering for the UK and European pet food markets. The company is now making further investment, which highlights its drive and commitment to growing its business further and significantly increase export sales.”

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    John Mackle, managing director of Mackle Petfoods added: “Over the last five years focusing on continued investment in our Naturo brand, we have experienced strong growth with the introduction of our premium products and expansion of our Naturo range. This investment will help us grow further to provide more products and export our brands further.

    “The onset of COVID 19 has reinforced the importance of innovating our business, providing excellent product, supporting our team and increasing our export sales.  We are ambitious to expand across Europe and into the US where the petfood market is the largest in the world."

    Mackle Petfoods offers 29 varieties of its premium Naturo products and operates from two sites, its manufacturing facility in Moy and a packaging and distribution site in Moygashel.

    Over the last three years, the company has established distribution partners in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Croatia, and Greece. 

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