MONTREAL, QC, April 21, 2016 – Rolf C. Hagen Inc. is pleased to announce a new joint venture partnership with OmniPET Nutrition, a pet food manufacturing facility, located in the scenic Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. The facility is ideally situated to access fresh regional ingredients, such as, farm raised chicken and turkey direct from the Fraser Valley, fresh wild caught fish from the coast of Vancouver, as well as farm raised beef, bison and wild boar from the Canadian Prairies. With a focus on fresh never frozen regional meats and access to high quality Canadian farmed products this facility is directly aligned with Hagen family values and principles to produce high quality pet food with purpose.
OmniPET provides an exciting opportunity for Hagen’s brand of Nutrience SubzeroTM to be at the forefront of a new category of pet food that includes freeze dried meats directly into the bag, providing the benefits of raw and the convenience of kibble with a superior taste that pets will crave.
All of Hagen’s pet food will be carefully transitioned from the previously owned plant in Waverly, NY, over the next 12 months and there will be a focus on maintaining the successful production and an exceptional record of quality and safety due to the dedicated service of a professional and caring staff.
About OmniPET Nutrition (http://www.omnipetnutrition.com/)
OmniPET Nutrition is Western Canada’s largest contract manufacturer of private label dry pet foods that offers “make-to-order,” product for its customers. It offers extrusion manufacturing and production control processes, using a micro ingredient system to allow for complete formulation customization of over 300 discrete ingredients. Using their state-of-the-art OmniPET facility, OmniPET is capable of producing a full range of extruded food products, such as cat and dog food, as well as diets for ferrets, horses, and acquarium/zoo animal feeding.
About Rolf C Hagen, Inc. (http://www.hagen.com/)
Since 1955, the Hagen family has created products of uncompromising excellence that pet parents have come to trust. The Hagen family remains actively involved in all aspects of the company, including the production of Nutrience in a state-of-the art human-grade facility in British Columbia.
Nutrience, a Canadian brand of pet food and registered trademark of Rolf C. Hagen, Inc., was created in 1988. Nutrience food is available as dry or wet formulas in four product lines: Nutrience Original, Nutrience Natural, Nutrience Grain Free, and Nutrience Subzero. Nutrience also includes treats for dogs and cats. The products contain no corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and are made with North American ingredients.
About IJW & Co. Ltd. (http://www.ijw.ca/)
IJW & Co. Ltd. is a leading Canadian-based corporate finance boutique, providing strategic advice on mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance, and business valuation services to mid-market companies. Founded in 2004, IJW has since become one of the fastest growing corporate finance boutiques focused on tech in Montreal.
SOURCE: MODERN DOG MAGAZINE, OMNIPET WEBSITE