10 January 2015
Friskies, part of the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé, specialises the manufacture and sale of pet food for cats and kittens.
Friskies contracted Wiley to design, construct and project manage a state-of-the-art 10,000m2 processing plant in southern New South Wales. This plant would consolidate two factories into one, expand production capacity and increase operational efficiency for the pet food giant.
Key requirements of the project were a fast track program and project management for the smooth integration of design, construction and the installation of process equipment, as well as the relocation of some of Friskies’ existing operations.
The facility was to comprise a main building with a 41-metre high milling tower, goods lift and 23 grain storage silos, as well as processing, packaging, palletising and transport areas.
A state-of-the-art processing facility that is a central component of Friskies’ production operation, completed to Nestlé’s stringent international standards, with minimal disruption to existing operations and within the tight timeframe of 11 months, despite winter weather delays.
The new facility, considered one of the largest and most efficient pet food processing facilities in Australia, gives Friskies capacity to expand in the domestic and export dry pet food sectors.