Pet Food Competence Network sets the new standard in plant realisation

New network delivers cross-company synergies that will cut significant time, cost and effort from both greenfield and brownfield applications and will allow new plants to get to work smarter and faster

10 like-minded companies – all experts in their own fields – have joined forces to deliver complete end-to-end wet and dry pet food plant solutions – all through a single point of contact.

The Pet Food Competence Network brings together class-leading raw material & formulation companies, processing experts and global smart machine suppliers, who can supply solutions for every step of the pet food value chain – from raw materials in to shrink-wrapped pallets out.

Each company brings its own domain expertise and extensive industry R&D and experiences and merges them into a complete, tightly integrated production solution, which can be trialled, scaled and fully connected to match an end user’s precise requirements.

The Network has been created to get greenfield plants operational and creating revenue far quicker than typical projects or giving brownfield plants the ability to exploit the capabilities of new technologies, to boost efficiency, speed, throughput and data capabilities.

The companies involved read like who’s who of industry leading suppliers. The Network comprises MIAVIT, JRS, JBT FTNON, Andritz, Waldner, Cama Group, OPEM, The Packaging Group, Clevertech and Karl Schnell.

According to Csaba Borsfai, Senior coordinator and technology expert for wet and dry pet food at the Pet Food Competence Network: “Many of these companies already work together across the globe, not just in pet food, but also in other equally demanding industries, so there is already a high level of mutual trust and understanding. This level of integration is also present on a technological level as cross-company Industry 4.0 data architectures and smart-machine solutions are already in place, proven in action and ready for new users to leverage.

“All of the projects will benefit from a single point of contact,” Borsfai continues, “and are backed by beginning-to-end consultation coupled to an investment plan that will deliver the best possible TCO and payback. By bringing all the company offerings under one umbrella, we anticipate significantly lower preparation costs, lead times being reduced by months and commissioning time cut from weeks to days!”

The Network is a graphic example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Advanced technology, unrivalled application knowledge and deep and historic industry knowledge will combine and amplify to allow customer companies to get to market smarter and get to market faster!



Contact information:


Csaba Borsfai, MIAVIT Gmbh – Senior coordinator and technology expert for wet and dry pet food PFCNT


Mobile : +49 (0)151 16245823

Hungarian: 00 36 70 6767419

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