Our production facility in Petershausen
With the concept ‘Dog nutrition in 100% human-grade quality of all ingredients’, Terra Canis set completely new quality standards in the pet food industry 15 years ago. Thanks to a special permit from the government of Upper Bavaria, pet food was able to be produced for the first time in a genuine human-grade quality company, the traditional Munich butcher’s shop Schäbitz.
Due to the constantly increasing demand, the butcher’s shop in the heart of Munich has reached its capacity limits. As quality is of the highest priority for Terra Canis, the menus will now be produced in the new factory just outside Munich. ‘It goes without saying that the Terra Canis quality concept will not change in any way in our new production facility’, promises managing director and founder Birgitta Ornau. ‘On the contrary: the new company production facility has been built and will be operated to human-grade standards, just like Schäbitz butcher’s shop. Production will be certified according to the IFS (International Food Standard). Both the production process and hygiene concept as well as all stored and used ingredients will follow 100% verifiable human-grade standards. The advantage with in-house production is having the best possible and maximum control over quality. Our customers can therefore continue to rely on the genuine human-grade quality of all ingredients. The entire staff of the traditional Schäbitz butcher’s shop in Munich, including the master butchers, will be taken on, thus drawing on the many years of experience of and skills from the butcher’s trade’.
The bedrock of Terra Canis production has always been master butcher Hermann Schäbitz, who produced the high-quality dog menus exclusively for Terra Canis in his Munich family butcher’s shop. With the opening of the new production facility close to Munich, he will now be able to enjoy his well-deserved retirement. He places the responsibility for the production of the dog menus in 100% human-grade quality into the hands of his two long-standing employees and master butchers Jens & Sven. Both learnt the butcher's trade directly from Hermann Schäbitz and will take over the production of Terra Canis in the new factory. Hermann Schäbitz will act as consultant and will continue to support the company with his over 40 years of experience. ‘The new factory is a transparent production facility’, enthuses Dr Marcus Vogler, commercial director of Terra Canis. ‘Transparent’ in this case refers to complete insight into the production chain and ingredients. ‘We will even offer guided tours of our new production facility for our customers and partners so that everyone can see the genuine human-grade quality for themselves. You will of course be able to meet our friendly master butchers and their team’. During the planning and construction of the new Terra Canis production facility, great importance was placed on environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient construction. An ingenious, intelligent heat recovery system inside the building enables a production process that saves a great deal of energy to be implemented. The entire building has been constructed for optimal energy efficiency, meaning that energy can be saved in many areas. A meadow with special grasses and flowers has been planted across the entire roof of the Terra Canis production facility as a contribution to the renaturation of industrial areas, providing bees and birds with a natural habitat and food. If you have any questions about the new Terra Canis production facility or want to make an appointment to view it, please send an email to: [email protected]