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In the family

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NORMANDISE Pet Food was founded in 1991 by vet Christian Duquesne and his wife Catherine. Having begun as a six-person Normandy small business, over the past 30 years, it has grown into a midmarket company with almost 800 staff.

With the founder’s sons, Jean-Charles and François Duquesne, now the managing directors, NORMANDISE Pet Food continues to develop with the same passion shared between generations.

Christian et Catherine Duquesne

  • 1991 Founded in Vire (Calvados, Normandy) by vet Christian Duquesne and his wife Catherine.
  • 1992 First tray of food delivered. Six staff.
  • 1994 Rapid development and installation at the Le Maupas site (3000 sqm)

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  • 2001 First pouch production line.
  • 2006 Logistics hub created at La Lande site.
  • 2007 New extension and increase in pouch production capacity.
  • 2008 Business reorganised with the founders’ sons Jean-Charles and François acquiring a stake.

Jean-Charles et François Duquesne

  • 2015 New production lines opened to cater for an extra 100 million pouches.
  • 2017 Technical site expanded (extra 12,000 sqm).
  • 2018 Logistics hub extended (extra 9,000 sqm).
  • 2019 Jean-Charles and François Duquesne took over the company leadership.

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  • 2020 New governance.
  • 2020 Company awarded Vitrine Industrie du Futur (Industry of the Future Showcase) label.
  • 2021 Company given French Fab and French Tech labels.
  • 2021/2022 Administration hub expanded (extra 2,000 sqm) and logistics hub extended (extra 12,000 sqm). Watch this space to see what happens next…

Our mission

Offering the best for your pet.

Our values

Expertise

We are a high-tech company that cares about its staff and animals.

Cohesion

We work as a team helping each other and striving for shared goals.

Dynamism

We boldly innovate and listen to our ideas and what the market wants.

Peace of mind

We are a family business offering security a listening ear and professional opportunities.

Performance

Our teams contribute to our company’s success with their energy and commitment.

Our commitments

NORMANDISE Pet Food is a corporate citizen and a responsible company with a sustainable development program featuring three elements:

Social engagement

  • Inclusion: partnerships with local sheltered employment schemes (ESATs). 60 disabled staff have joined the workforce.
  • Gender equality: the company has introduced a code of ethics in which it commits to fairly furthering gender equality.
  • The company scored 89 out of 100 in the 2021 equal pay index assessed in line with the French decree of 9 January 2019.
  • Professional risk analysis: The company has looked at the onerousness of working conditions and undertaken professional risk analysis.
Engagement social
Engagement sociétal

Societal engagement

  • Donations to charity: 827 pallets were given to 139 animal charities in France.
  • Support/sponsorship: support for various local sports and cultural organisations.
  • Inter-company creche: NORMANDISE Pet Food supports the local inter-company creche, allocating four full-time places for children of staff.

Environmental engagement

  • Heat network: NORMANDISE Pet Food has set up a heat network covering over 1.5 miles (both ways) that uses waste heat to power the Agrigaz methanation plant. This 4,544 Mh-a-year project has been ongoing since early 2020 and reduces CO2 emissions by 1,217 tonnes a year.
Engagement environnemental

Our sites

True to its roots NORMANDISE Pet Food has located its two industrial sites in Vire, Normandy (part of the Calvados region).

Head office and production site

Address :
ZI le Maupas – Rue de l’Allière – 14500 VIRE NORMANDIE / FRANCE

  • 36,000 sqm for manufacturing, packaging and packing products.
  • This fully automated site is one of Europe’s most modern and top-performing.
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Plateforme logistique NORMANDISE Pet Food

Logistics hub

Address :
Bât. La Lande – ZA de la Papillonnière – 199 Rue Guy Galopin
14500 VIRE NORMANDIE / FRANCE

  • 17,000 sqm for receipt, storage, preparation and shipping 24,000-pallet capacity.
  • 25 loading bays.

Our key numbers

Barquettes et Pochons
1
pouch and tray manufacturer in France (no. 3 in Europe)
Collaborateurs
0
staff
Pochon
0
million pouches a year
Barquette
0
million trays a year
0
million euros
turnover
icone d'un morceau de viande
0
tonnes of meat used a day
Cartons
0
tonnes of finished product
generated a year
Palettes
0
pallets shipped a week

Our partnerships

As an economic player promoting industry in France, a local player committed to making its region known across the world, and a civic-minded player who is an ardent defender of animal rights, NORMANDISE Pet Food develops and maintains strong links with a number of partners who have the same goals and dynamics.

To promote industry

French FAB - Communauté du Coq Vert
Communauté du Coq Vert
FEEF
FEEF
France Relance
France Relance
La French FAB
La French FAB

To promote the region

AD Normandie
AD Normandie
ADEME
ADEME
ARSEN
Association des Savoir-Faire d'Excellence Normands
Area Normandie
Association Régionale des entreprises agroalimentaires de Région Normandie
ETI Normandie
ETI Normandie
Intercom De La Vire au Noireau
Intercom de la Vire au Noireau
Normandie attractivité
Normandie attractivité

To support animal welfare

FACCO
Fédération des fabricants d'aliments pour chiens, chats, oiseaux...
FEDIAF
Fédération Européenne des aliments pour animaux
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Many animal protection associations