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IPN on Look North

“New £7m centre for growing pet food business. An ambitious family-run pet food company is targeting £100m turnover within the next five years.”

Inspired Pet Nutrition recently featured on the BBC’s regional television news service Look North.

IPN History


Company opened it’s new DC capable of handling 17,000 finished good pallets and changed it’s company name to Inspired Pet Nutrition


Two new advanced packaging lines added (Nov 2014), second box line (Q4 2014). Further additional kibble storage, taking us to 38 Finished product bins


A busy year for product development, with the launch of Wagg cat and Harringtons dry cat food range We also launched a range of premium Rabbit and Guinea Pig foods – under the banner of Harringtons “Optimum”.


Added a third extruder, more robots and more packing lines.


The range was increased to include oven baked semi-moist dog treats this year.

Great Grandfather Harrington – IPN Founder
Great Grandfather Harrington - IPN Founder

Great Grandfather Harrington - IPN founder

Our Purpose Built Pet Food Manufacturing Centre - Thirsk

Our purpose built pet food manufacturing centre - Thirsk

Harringtons Pet Food On The Production Line

Harringtons pet food on the production line

Wagg Pet Food On The Production Line

Wagg pet food on the production line

Founded And Based In Yorkshire, Proud Of Our Heritage

Founded and based in Yorkshire, proud of our heritage


Harringtons dog food range was launched in 2008 with the aim of making premium pet foods affordable to as many potential customers as possible – without compromise on quality.


Yet another development milestone as we doubled our pet food capacity, with a second extruder, and increased further our total blending capacity.


In 2002, we opened our dog food extrusion factory and kitted it out with the latest production equipment, capable of producing in excess of 40,000 tonnes of extruded product per year.


We expanded the complete dry dog food range, moved into small animal food in 1993 and doubled our capacity by expanding the original factory site.


We stopped producing animal feeds for farming, changed our name to Wagg and moved to our current purpose built site at Topcliffe, near Thirsk.


We launched our first complete dry dog food range in 1985. Initially a muesli flaked complete food.


It all began in 1923. Initially as a wheat trading business and then from the 1960’s as an animal feed mill was set up in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. The company was known as Page Feeds and supplied the farming community through four feed mills that were strategically placed around Yorkshire.

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