Germany, residence to Europe’s third largest canine inhabitants, can also be residence to quite a few pet meals corporations. One of these corporations, vegan pet food model VEGDOG accomplished an funding spherical in late 2022 and is at present investing the secured funds to broaden its product vary, enhance capacities and broaden to new markets. The German canine, cat and different pet meals corporations listed under seem in Petfood Trade’s Prime Pet Meals Corporations database. Their annual revenues for 2022 are listed.
In 2022, the European pet meals market grew to EUR29.1 billion (US$31.1 billion) with a median 5.1% annual progress charge in the course of the previous three years, in accordance with a European Pet Meals Trade Federation (FEDIAF) report. To succeed in these gross sales figures, European pet house owners bought 10.5 million tonnes (11.6 million US tons) of pet meals merchandise, rising at 3.5% yearly. Europe was residence to 150 pet meals corporations final 12 months. These companies operated an estimated 200 services which employed 118,000 folks.
Germany-based pet meals corporations
Deuerer is a private-label producer in Germany that additionally owns a number of main European pet meals producers, together with Vitakraft, Pets Alternative and Villeneuve Pet Meals. The corporate is amongst Europe’s largest pet meals pursuits, with gross sales extending to Asia and North America.
Heristo AG owns the Saturn Petcare Group, which incorporates private-label big Saturn Petcare and Animonda Petfood, with manufacturing crops in Bremen and Blaufelden, Germany, Hattern, Netherlands, and Terre Haute, Indiana and greater than 1,000 merchandise. This firm doesn’t publicly disclose monetary information, so annual income was estimated or primarily based on survey responses.
Vitakraft Pet Care develops and produces greater than 2,500 branded meals snacks and different pet care merchandise for canine, cats, rodents, birds, fish, reptiles, hedgehogs and ferrets. Acquired by Deuerer in 2013, Vitakraft works with native gross sales corporations in 19 international locations around the globe to inventory extra than 50,000 retail places.
Rondo Meals is a private-label producer specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of treats for canine and cats, working two manufacturing services. Varieties embrace extruded, dried/fashioned meat, injection molded, fashioned pockets and specialty merchandise.
Bewital Petfood GmbH & Co. KG produces tremendous premium meals for canine and cats, working services for each dry and moist meals. The firm maximizes the proportion of contemporary meat in its dry meals utilizing present applied sciences. In moist meals, Bewital gives all kinds of cans in addition to pouches. Principal manufacturers Belcando pet food and Leonardo cat meals are bought in 50 international locations spanning the globe. Dad or mum firm Bewital Group additionally contains an agricultural feed division and a subsidiary transportation fleet, Westrans.
Interquell manufactures Glad Cat and Glad Canine, the second-best-selling pet food model in Germany. The corporate’s merchandise are bought in additional than 66 international locations, and the corporate operates six extruders at its plant. Interquell can also be concerned within the manufacturing of grains for human consumption.
Gimborn develops, manufactures and markets premium cat and canine snacks and treats, together with clumping cat litter from its base in Germany. About 86% of the corporate’s income is generated in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Russia. Gimborn additionally exports to greater than 40 international locations. Creating markets are concentrated in Japanese Europe and Asia, together with China. Gimborn additionally notes vital progress in on-line gross sales.