Chinese Dog Food Company Moves Operations… to the U.S.A.?!
It’s not everyday you see “Made in the USA” on a Chinese pet product. But Gambol Pet Group leads the way with its new USA plant based in California.
Gambol Pet Group is based in Shandong Province, China, and is the largest provider of private-label pet treats for Walmart in the United States and Canada. It’s no surprise to see, “Made in China,” on any of their products. More, the outsourcing of jobs to China has been the subject of many first-world governments’ platforms to bring jobs back to their countries.
So check out this plot twist: the United States-based investment firm KKR made an investment in the Chinese mega-mogul company earlier this year, and Gambol is using that investment to expand its markets in North America, Europe and Asia.
Qin Hua is the chairman and CEO of Gambol Pet Group and says that the partnership with KKR is to help give even better pet solutions to customers worldwide. The launch of Cambol Pet USA in California is a big step in that direction. Yep, “Made in the USA,” will be a selling point for this Chinese based company!
Gambol Pet USA will be headquartered in Perris, California, in a custom 50,000 sq.ft. facility that has been given organic certification. Gambol Pet USA’s chief operating officer Richard Allen says that the world-class facility will allow for food processing and packaging with focus given to superior safety, quality and production yield.
Better yet, Allen says that Gambol Pet USA is a U.S. company that will provide significant amounts of new jobs for American workers, under unparalleled working conditions, which is very different than commonly seen outsourcing to factories in China. Allen says the goal of Gambol USA is to give quality pet treats that not only are safe, wholesome and nutritious products using American-sourced ingredients, but also help employ U.S. workers and stimulate the American job market and economy.
Well, alright, welcome to ‘Merica, Gambol! Let’s see what you’ve got!