Fressnapf Developing Business Service Center in Budapest

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Levente Magyar (left) with Patrick Bontenakels

Photo by MTI/Noémi Bruzák

Leading pet food and accessories retail chain Fressnapf is to develop a Budapest service center serving its international businesses, Hungary’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Levente Magyar announced yesterday.

Over the next two years, EUR 3 million will be invested, including roughly EUR 1 mln in people training and development. More than 150 jobs will be created, including roles in finance, IT, supply chain, and a data center.

Speaking at the opening, Patrick Bontenakels, vice president of regional operations for Fressnapf, said the investment was a “testament to the excellent cooperation, not only between colleagues at Fressnapf but also with our contact partners at HIPA [the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency] and the Hungarian authorities.”

He added, “we see great potential here for bringing new talent and skills on board. We need skilled talent […] for our business in Hungary and Romania, but also for the prospect of further […] expansion into other South-Eastern European countries.”

According to Bontenakels, the pet food chain has 55 specialty stores and an online shop in Hungary and will generate around HUF 35 billion this year. It had a revenue of HUF 26.3 billion in 2021, according to public records.

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