A fresh dog food manufacturer and delivery service have expanded its manufacturing capacity after securing funding.

Butternut Box has won seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK and plans to use the money to expand its current production lines.

This will double the capacity, allowing the company to serve twice as many dogs with fresh meals.

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The production line will be installed at the company’s 200,000-square-foot Doncaster facility.

This is said to be Europe’s largest fresh pet food factory.

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The increased capacity will enable the company to prioritize its expansion strategy.

This is supported by rising popularity in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Ed Carey, chief financial officer at Butternut Box, said: “We’ve seen demand increase for our products, with customers resonating with our fresh, human-grade pet food offering, as well as our bespoke subscription plans.

“We’re grateful to HSBC UK for their continued support as we look to continue to grow not only in the UK but across Europe.”

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Alex Brown, corporate relationship director at HSBC UK, added: “Butternut Box is leading the way in the fresh pet food market and has seen substantial growth, particularly with increased dog ownership since the pandemic.

“We’re pleased to support its ambitious plans by enabling the company to introduce an additional production line. We look forward to supporting the business with its global expansion plans and to seeing its continued growth.”

Source: Insider Media Limited

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