Montego Pet Nutrition (Montego), Africa’s largest privately owned pet care manufacturer, has recently acquired nine independent depots across the country, and has appointed over 100 new staff members in May 2022.
This aligns with the company’s strategic objectives to have more control over supply chain and addresses the rapid growth and customer demand experienced over the last 18 months.
Montego takes ownership of the various depots on a national scale, aiming to improve the efficiency of the last mile delivery process and give value back to its customers.
Warehouses found in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha, East London, Bloemfontein, Barkley East, Naboomspruit and Ermelo will all be absorbed and fall under the ownership of Montego Pet Nutrition. The Pretoria depot will be moved to Centurion, where the construction of the company’s own depot and new Gauteng production facilities/offices will be situated.
‘The depots are found in strategic locations – with central points in each province to maximise the efficiency of deliveries” said Johann Kotze, Supply Chain Executive for Montego.
These storage and distribution facilities receive bulk product from the Graaff-Reinet and Gauteng production facilities and deliver orders according to customer needs all over the country. The new depots, along with the 110-vehicle fleet, enables 100 000 tons of pet food produced per year to reach customers safely and efficiently.
“By optimising our fleet and standardising our business processes across all depots, we will constantly strive to achieve our goal of delivering complete orders at a reduced time-frame”, Kotze said.
In addition to the facilities, Montego has also acquired all staff members that fell under the previous ownership, with over 100 new employees joining the Montego team. These steps were necessary for the company to continue seamless production and delivery to retailers.
Montego has invested over R90 million toward factory upgrades over the last five years, with the depot takeovers being the next step in its growth strategy to meet local and international demand.
“We want to create a standard operating model to ensure consistency in our service delivery, giving value back to our customers by controlling our distribution costs.”
For more information on Montego Pet Nutrition, visit www.montego.co.za.
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The Komani-Karoo Express, in conjunction with Montego Pet Nutrition, is giving away a few hampers in celebration of their success.
The hampers, valued at R900 each, consist of:
- Montego XenPet Grooming products
- Branded drawstring bag
- Branded towel
- Montego XenPet Shox Swagga speaker
- Montego Bags O’ Wags dog treats
Montego Pet Nutrition last year introduced Montego XenPet (pronounced “ZenPet”). It’s a complete range of premium, nature-inspired nutritional supplements and grooming products for gentle, effective inner and outer pet care.
Made with the same premium quality Montego customers have come to know and love over the past two decades, this range of supplements and grooming is a first for the brand and is suitable for all adult dog breeds.
Montego XenPet’s Soft Chews supplement range aims to boost the health of your pet and contains natural herbs and botanicals which aids in allergy alleviation, calms anxiety, and supports cognitive function.
Each variant’s functional ingredients have been carefully selected to ensure that the products effectively address key health concerns and enhances a dog’s quality of life, while simultaneously providing dogs with a tasty chew.
XenPet Soft Chews are available in five variants, including Allergy, Calming, Cognitive, Digestive, and Mobility supplements.
The grooming range is the first non-consumable pet-related product offering by Montego, and is derived from essential oils and natural extracts, to give pets the care they deserve.
Formulated to gently cleanse and moisturise dry, itchy, and allergy-prone skin, all grooming products contain ingredients that soothe, hydrate and nourish the skin and coat, leaving your pet happy, relieved, and smelling fresh.
Montego’s grooming products are made up of three conditioning shampoo variants, along with four refresh and soothing products. These include the Revitalising Conditioning Shampoo with Cucumber and Melon, Refreshing Conditioning Shampoo with Lemongrass and Coconut, and the Rejuvenating Conditioning Shampoo with Geranium and Buchu. Anti-Itch Deodorising Spray with Lemon and Verbena, No Rinse Foam Wash and a Soothing Snout and Paw Balm with Coconut and Almond Oil.
Montego XenPet supplements and grooming range can be found at your nearest national XenPet retailer.