NATURAL PET FOOD
We are Lemmikki, Finland’s leading natural pet food producer, situated in the heart of Finland since 1986. We only use the finest and freshest raw materials, sourced locally in Finland and we focus on natural, high quality, pure products, always with animal health and happiness in mind.
Our passionate team of nearly 40 employees can be found creating, developing, manufacturing and distributing over 4000 tonnes of our products every single year from our modern factory in Kuopio. Our leading brands – Oscar, Tintin, Talvilintu and Leo & Wolf – provide the very best nutritional products for cats, dogs and birds, covering your customers’ daily requirements. From dry foods made with the most natural ingredients to frozen raw foods, pet treats and wild bird food, we know your customers will love our product offering. We also have private label opportunities for those who are interested.
In 2014 Lemmikki became a member of Voff Premium Pet Food. Voff is Europe’s leading producer of natural premium pet food. Since its founding in 2014 Voff has continued to strengthen its portfolio across Europe, and today consists of nine strong main brands that are sold across Europe. Voff believes in natural, premium pet food products and sells a wide variety of products – from raw pet food (BARF) to natural air-dried treats, pet supplements and high-quality bird food – across various channels, offline and online. Voff’s headquarter is in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information on Voff, please visit; www.voff.pet
As a committed manufacturer, Lemmikki is the only pet food producer in Finland to receive FSSC 22000 certification, the highest accolade for quality when it comes to manufacturing with ingredients of animal origin. We are so proud to provide high quality nutrition to so many pets over the last 30 years.
Eläinruokatehdas Lemmikki Oy was founded in 1986 by Teuvo Martikainen and Risto Heikkinen, in Levänen, Kuopio. Three years later, the company moved to larger production facilities in Siilinjärvi Toivala. When Risto Heikkinen focused on Lihaniekka Oy’s operations, Teuvo Martikainen’s brother Tapio Martikainen and Petri Hiekka-aho became shareholders in the company.
In 2000, Lemmikki bought the premises of the former Fazer bakery and moved to its current location in Kettulanlahti, Kuopio.
Eläinruokatehdas Lemmikki Oy changed ownership in 2014, when the company’s former owners sold the company to the Swedish private equity company Voff Premium Pet Food . The company continued to operate in the former premises as the entire staff continued in the company as former employees.
In 2016, Janne Räsänen, started as the company’s CEO when the founding member Teuvo Martikainen retired.
The factory store underwent an extensive renovation in 2018, and in the same year, the packaging of Oscar products also received its current appearance.
During 2019, Lemmikki Oy started exporting wild bird’s food to Sweden to the ICA chain.