‘This award is really a recognition of our proactive engagement with the world in challenging times’
Mackle Petfoods, founded in 1972 and based in Co Armagh, is one of Ireland’s leading pet food manufacturers.
The family business presently exports into 17 global markets, producing over 100 million units annually including 70 million cans and 30 million trays.
Among the firm’s brands are Cat Club, Brandy and premium natural petfood Naturo, which came into the market a decade ago.
The company employs over 200 staff across its Moy and Moygashel production sites.
Since 2019 Mackle Petfoods has been exporting to South Korea and Canada, which are new and non-traditional markets for the business.
Colin Ferguson, sales manager, Mackle Petfoods, said: “We have a pet food that is made in Moy and makes its way to South Korea and that is something big.
“Over the past year we’ve been developing our business further and that has meant winning new global customers through non traditional ways including Zoom meetings, sometimes in areas that are more than eight hours behind us, and it’s been very successful allowing us to offer clients a full insight into how we work.
“Winning this award is recognition of our proactive engagement with the rest of the world in challenging times.
“It shows the quality of our team and it’s testimony to the hard work they do. This is one big thank you to them.”