SureFlap, the pet technology specialist, announced that it has changed its name to Sure Petcare. The move is part of a rebranding initiative to better align the company’s name with its future strategy to expand its connected product range.
Sure Petcare now incorporates three distinct sub-brands:
- SureFlap which represents the Microchip Cat Flap, Microchip Pet Door and the Microchip Pet Door Connect
- SureFeed which includes the Microchip Pet Feeder and the Sealed Pet Bowl
- SureSense which is the company’s hand-held pet Microchip Reader.
“We are embarking on an exciting journey to transform the way people care for their pets,” said Dr. Nick Hill, founder and CEO of Sure Petcare said. “For many years, we have been at the forefront of innovation in the pet care market with our unique range of microchip operated pet products. We see the development of smart connectivity in pet care as the new frontier, set to have a major impact on the industry and giving owners unprecedented insight into their pets’ health and well-being.”
Earlier this year, the company launched the first-ever app-controlled pet door, the Microchip Pet Door Connect. After a period of intensive development, the company is now preparing to launch a range of smart connected pet doors, feeders and other products beyond its current offerings.
These products will provide owners with important data and insight into their pets’ behavior, activities and routines so they can look after their pets’ health and wellbeing in a more proactive way.
In 2015, Sure Petcare joined the Allflex Group, world leaders in animal identification and intelligence. This has given Sure Petcare access to market-leading technology and expertise such as activity monitoring, advanced algorithms and identification microchips with added temperature sensing capability.
“With all this developing technology and plans to bring established products in line with our future direction, it was time to rethink how we presented ourselves to the market” Dr. Hill said. “The new brand identity reflects our goals and, more importantly, puts ‘pet care’ at the heart of everything we do.”
The pet tech industry is seeing major growth, with the global market predicted to reach $2.36 billion by 2022, according to Grand View Research. Grand View Research, Inc. is a U.S.-based market research and consulting company that provides fact-based research across a range of industries including technology, chemicals, materials, healthcare and energy.
This, coupled with the growth of the global smart home market, which is likely to reach $53.45 billion by 2022, according to Zion Market Research, presents a huge opportunity for Sure Petcare.
“The pet technology market is ready for change and we are in the best position to capitalize on this opportunity,” Dr. Hill said. “We are firmly committed to providing innovative pet solutions that help owners care for their pets in new ways. We are a company that never stands still, continually innovating, moving forward and investing heavily in the future. The new brand identity embodies this.”
As well as the name change, the company has redesigned its logo to extend and complement its existing brand identity. The new logo was designed exclusively in-house.
“We developed the new logo that gives a nod to SureFlap’s heritage but also represents the future as Sure Petcare,” said Piers Hampson, head of brand and creative for Sure Petcare. “The design, based on interlocking rings and continuous loops, represents the bond or link that all owners have with their pets and the new way in which our products will connect them through a constant stream of data. This flowing form takes its final shape as a paw that we hope will become synonymous with our products and the way in which they help pets.”