Pet Food Competence Network sets the new standard in plant realisation

New Network delivers cross-company synergies that will cut significant time, costs, and effort from both greenfield and brownfield applications allowing new plants to be operational smarter and faster

Ten like-minded companies – all experts in their fields – have joined forces to deliver complete end-to-end wet and dry pet food plant solutions – all through a single point of contact.

The Pet Food Competence Network brings together class-leading raw material & formulation companies, processing experts, and global “smart” machine suppliers, who can provide solutions for every step of the pet food value chain – from raw materials  to shrink-wrapped pallets.

Each company brings its own domain expertise and extensive industry R&D and experience, and merges them into a complete, tightly integrated production solution, which can be trialled, scaled, and fully connected to match an end user’s precise requirements.

The Network has been created to get greenfield plants operational, make revenue far quicker than typical projects, and to give brownfield plants the ability to exploit the capabilities of new technologies, to boost efficiency, speed, throughput, and data capabilities.

The companies involved read like who’s who of industry leading suppliers. The Network comprises MIAVIT, JRS, JBT FTNON, Andritz, Waldner, Cama Group, OPEM, The Packaging Group, Clevertech, and KARL SCHNELL.

According to Csaba Borsfai, Senior coordinator and technology expert for wet and dry pet food at the Pet Food Competence Network: “Many of these companies already work together across the globe, not just in pet food, but in other, equally demanding industries, so there is already a high level of mutual trust and understanding. This level of integration is also present on a technological level as cross-company Industry 4.0 data architectures and smart-machine.”

“All of the projects will benefit from a single point of contact,” Borsfai continues, “and are backed by beginning-to-end consultation, coupled to an investment plan that will deliver the best possible TCO and payback. By bringing all the company offerings under one umbrella, we anticipate significantly lower preparation costs, lead times reduced by months, and commissioning time cut from weeks to days!”

The Network is a graphic example of “the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.” Advanced technology, unrivalled application knowledge and deep, historical industry knowledge will combine and amplify to allow customers to get to market “smarter” and faster!