NATURAL PET FOOD
We take great pride in manufacturing the highest-quality natural pet food, as we have for over 30 years using only Finnish raw materials. Our long experience has allowed us to develop the tastiest and purest recipes combined with the best production practices.
Our main focus is to create the right kind of feed and nutrition that benefits the pet’s health and wellbeing. What we want to feed to our own pets, we want to provide to all pet owners that are taking good care of their pets and their wellbeing. Our pure and high quality domestic raw materials guarantee the best products for your pets.
In Finland our products can be found in the largest grocery store chains as well as in pet speciality chains and we are now also expanding to other European countries.
The product range consists of dog and cat food as well as food for wild birds. Our dog and cat food product range includes raw frozen food, treat, cooked food and cat’s dry food. The brands we hold are: Oscar, Tintin, Talvilintu and Leo & Wolf. We also manufacture private label products.
The feed production and processing activities are regulated by animal feed laws and regulations. Our factory is registered as an animal feed manufacturer by the Finnish Food Safety Authority.
We take great pride in our high-quality products.
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.