Nestlé Purina’s major investment to boost production capacity in Bük facility

Following the announcement of the HUF 50 billion investment two years ago and the launch of the HUF 35 billion project last year, Nestlé Hungary begins another large-scale development in its Bük pet food production facility. The company is spending  almost HUF 140 billion to build  a new automated warehouse and a new wet pet food plant. This plant means to create new 250  job.

Nestlé Purina Hungary is expanding the capacities of its Bük facility with more than 35,000 m2 new production area and a cutting edge, automated warehouse. Nestlé, one of the largest employers in the region is investing  HUF 140 billion for a new wet pet food plant and a new ASRS storage and retrieval system. This is an important additional amount even in the light of the previous HUF 50 and 35 billion invested in 2020 and 2021. Nestlé Purina Bük, is one of the largest pet food factories in Europe, with about 1,400  employees. Previous investments resulted in the creation of  250 new jobs in the region, so together with the investment just announced, more than 500 new jobs are created in the factory in the last five years.

This new investment does not only create jobs, but also drives demand as it further increases the share of agricultural raw materials sourced from Hungarian suppliers”, said Péter Noszek, managing director of Nestlé Hungary, who also reinforced the series of development projects acknowledging that the demand for pet food may continue to grow in Hungary as it is likely to in  50  destination markets who also receive pet food products from Bük. He also added that the 100,000 tonnes per year new production capacity will ultimately benefit  the whole region through the favourable impact of new jobs creation.

Similarly to the previous two development phases, innovation and environmentally friendly solutions will also be a priority in this development. In the new factory unitsy, the electric supply will be provided exclusively by green electric boilers, which will further improve the CO2 emission values of the factory.

In line with the global ambitions of the company, Nestlé Purina Bük facility has used renewable electricity for six years, and industrial waste is either recycled or utilised for heat generation.