Over the last five decades Royal Canin have put nutritional quality and product safety at the heart of our operations worldwide. This attention to the very smallest details helps us deliver the most precise and effective health nutrition for pets.
A global factory network
Royal Canin has 16 factories around the world, designed and dedicated to making Royal Canin products.
Every factory follows the same processes
Every Royal Canin factory follows the same gold standard processes for raw materials, manufacturing, quality and food safety.
Safe and high-quality products worldwide
Because every factory follows the same processes, every product is consistent and meets the high Royal Canin quality standard, no matter what factory is it made in.
Global buying procedures
Our specialist buyers worldwide use the same selection and purchasing processes for raw materials. This makes sure all our products have the same high nutritional standards.
Sourcing products from the global factory network
It is common practice for the countries that sell Royal Canin to source their products from multiple Royal Canin factories.
What factories does New Zealand source its Royal Canin products from?
Royal Canin New Zealand sources its dry diets from the Royal Canin factories in France and South Korea, and wet diets from the Royal Canin Factory in Austria.
Introducing a new factory...
In 2020, New Zealand has introduced the Royal Canin Factory in South Korea, the newest, most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly factory in our network. Watch the video to learn more.
All 1,800 food production operators worldwide follow the same strict process to ensure consistency and quality.
During the manufacturing process, there are ten different quality controls, ensuring quality compliance with our specifications and traceability standards. In addition to this, our labs conduct around half a million analyses worldwide every year.
All of our distributors have to comply with our safety and logistical standards. To ensure that's happening we regularly check out their warehousing and transport conditions.
These rigorous procedures guarantee the optimum quality, safety and nutritional value of our products.
Quality raw material
We choose ingredients based on their high nutritional content and the health benefits they deliver to pets. So we only use meat and fish that comes from the human food chain. All efforts are made to source our raw materials from accredited suppliers close to our production centres, this supports the local economy, ensures freshness and reduces our carbon footprint.
Every product has the same nutrient and ingredient profile
All Royal Canin diets have a complete and balanced profile. We measure and analyse each raw material in order to maintain the most accurate nutritional composition. This important step is taken very seriously as an incomplete or unbalanced diet could affect the health of all pets.
Fully traceable ingredients
100% of incoming raw material are analysed, and a sample of each is kept for tow years. This ensures we are able to trace every raw material all the way back to its origin, for the full duration of the product's shelf life.
Rigorous supplier selection
We use strict criteria to identify suppliers that can help us maintain our best-in-class quality and safety standards. As part of that we undertake in-depth audits to determine nutritional value, production quality, traceability and sustainability.
To learn more about the science behind Royal Canin diets, to get a diet recommendation, or to ask a nutritional question, contact a Royal Canin Nutritional Advisor.