August 26, 2019

Press release: ZIWI

Premium pet food manufacturer ZIWI recently took home New Zealand Exporter of the Year to the USA in the over $10 million category at the 20th annual American Chamber DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards in Auckland, New Zealand.

Rapid growth and expansion in international export markets driven by a loyal following for its unique air-dried pet food has seen Mount Maunganui-based premium manufacturer ZIWI catapult into the international marketplace, placing the brand as global leader in the air-dried category.

Richard Lawrence, ZIWI managing director, said he was delighted ZIWI had been chosen as the winner in the highly respected awards. “It is an honor for ZIWI to win the AmCham Exporter of the Year award. This category was a tough one with extremely successful large exporters competing in the category. It is wonderful to be recognized for the dedication, passion and commitment our team has made, especially in recent years.”

“The United States was ZIWI’s first export market and remains the largest,” said Mary Helen Horn, executive director and president. “Our American-based team is proud to represent the ZIWI brand and our award-winning foods.”

From humble beginnings exporting the world’s first air-dried pet food, ZIWI has grown to be New Zealand’s largest pet food exporter and is honored to receive this recognition on the global stage. ZIWI continues to invest in people, production, quality and innovation as they continue expansion into new markets around the world.

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