Nature’s Best is Australia’s premier manufacturer of Small Animal, Bird & Poultry foods and treats, and has now added high quality dog biscuits and treats into its manufacturing capabilities. Produced under the Peckish ad Tidbits brands, the products are distributed across Australia and New Zealand.
Over 30 years ago the business was first started by Jason van Peelen in the family garage breeding fish for sale to local pet stores. It was not long before he opened his first pet store in Tasmania. In 1996 the first stand-alone animal feed manufacturing facilities were established to meet the growing demand. Since then, all new automated packaging machinery and computer-controlled processing equipment has been installed to keep up with growth of sales nationwide. A broad range of product sizes are able to be manufactured from 100g to 25kg in various packaging formats such as doy pouch, flat bottom bags, quad seal bags and larger stitched poly woven bags.
2019 saw the installation of a dog biscuit factory designed to meet the demand for high quality dog treats using only Australian sourced proteins and ingredients. This expansion has also facilitated the introduction of a new range of cold pressed and oven baked Small Animal and Bird treats containing real fruit and vegetables.
The company also has vast experience in developing OEM or Customer specific private label products utilizing in house design and graphics team. From its humble beginnings the business has now over 50 employees and a combined annual turnover of over $50 million.