DONGGUAN, China, Nov. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dogness (International) Corporation (DOGZ) (“Dogness” or the “Company”), a leading developer and manufacturer of pet products, including traditional pet products and smart pet ecosystem products, today announced the grand opening of its U.S. office in Plano, Texas. The office will serve as the headquarters of its U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary Dogness Group LLC and as the research and development center for the Company’s pet health and wellness products.
Mr. Silong Chen, Chairman and CEO of Dogness, stated, “We are excited to open our new office in Plano. Exports account for roughly half of our sales for our traditional product line and the United States is one of our focus markets for our smart pet ecosystem products, so it has been a key strategy to open a base to serve clients and drive new sales internationally.”
“In addition,” continued Mr. Chen, “I am pleased to announce that Dogness is entering the pet health and wellness market to better care for our four-legged friends. The science-based approach to pet health is mature in the U.S., so our base in Texas makes for an ideal location to house our R&D center for pet health and wellness. The R&D center will be led by Dr. Frank L. Jin, who holds a PhD degree in animal nutrition and has rich industry experience at leading companies such as Elanco/Eli Lilly, Chr. Hansen Inc. and Cargill. His expertise in animal nutrition and health will be a great asset to us as we further develop our animal health and wellness products.”
The new office has capacity for 40 employees, who will focus on customer service, sales, and product research and development.
“Plano is a vibrant community and an ideal location for our U.S. headquarters, with its central location and a high concentration of technology companies to support our growth goals. With a local team focused on expanding our customer base, providing superior service, and supplementing our product development capabilities, we will be in a strong position to capture the growth opportunities in the $60+ billion U.S. pet industry and further our international expansion strategy,” concluded Mr. Chen.
Dogness (International) Corporation was born in 2003 from the belief that pet dogs and cats are important, well-loved family members. Through its smart products, hygiene products, health and wellness products, and leash products, Dogness is able to simplify pet lifestyles, make them more scientific, and enhance the relationship between pets and pet caregivers. The company ensures industry-leading quality through its fully integrated vertical supply chain and world-class research and development capabilities, which has resulted in over 100 patents and patents pending. Dogness products reach families worldwide through global chain stores and distributors.
Forward Looking Statements
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