On September 13, 2023, Symrise debuted its dry pet food pilot production facility in Elven, France. The facility is designed to bolster the global leadership of Symrise in pet food by producing high-value solutions that enhance the well-being of pets and the satisfaction of pet owners. The pilot production line is said to be equipped to meet internal research and development requirements while also assisting customers with their own processes.
The company shared that their experts can study how the kibble production process and the matrix itself impact pet food palatability, pet nutrition and the efficiency of pet food protection solutions. The pilot plant is said to integrate the entire dry pet food production chain–from raw material preparation to coating, extrusion and kibble drying.
Alexis Peuto, Innovative Technology R&D Manager Symrise Pet Food, shared, “From an R&D perspective, this new facility brings additional possibilities for our teams. They can directly study the kibble matrix and its production process. This way, they get a full understanding of how our palatability, pet nutrition and pet food solutions interact with kibbles of standard to premium to super premium positionings”.
Bertrand de Launay, president at Symrise Pet Food added, "We now offer the greatest flexibility and instrumentation we know of. Our dry pet food pilot production line forms the final addition to the set of capabilities we offer pet food manufacturers. We are helping them to design future foods for pets that meet the challenges of today and tomorrow."