Remaining faithful to its philosophy of Lean Production, Royal Canin has concentrated all its business activities on the same site in Aimargues, France. The Royal Canin Campus was officially declared open on September 28, 2001.
The Royal Canin Campus brings together all the sources of knowledge of dogs and cats, the real clients of the business. Both user-friendly and functional, it is an additional source of energy to continue to drive the acceleration of the brand.
The Royal Canin Campus: a powerful vehicle for the company's image, reaction capability and effectiveness.
With a surface area of 24 hectares, Royal Canin has a unique piece of land at its disposal, as the site accommodates all the vital functions of the company: the plant, the analysis laboratory, the Research and Development facility, the kennels and the cattery, the General Management for France as well as the General Management and central departments of the Royal Canin Group (marketing, purchasing, legal department, financial department and accounting department).
Kennel and Cattery
After a year or planning and collaboration between Veterinarians, Dog Technicians and Cat Technicians the design of the Royal Canin kennel/cattery was achieved. This unique tool accommodates 130 dogs from 20 different breeds and 120 cats from 15 different breeds. They are looked after by animal keepers who are devoted to them.
The animals' wellbeing is ensured by a specially designed environment: pens, watering holes, games and music in the boxes. At the Royal Canin Campus, there is strictly no invasive animal testing conducted. The only studies performed involving the animals are palatability and digestibility trials. For palatability trials the animal makes a "blind test" as it chooses between two foods. Rest periods (one to three weeks) systematically alternate with these testing periods to determine the digestibility of our foods this process involves examination of the canine and feline faeces.
The Analysis Laboratory
Reporting to the Research & Development department, the laboratory carries out all in-depth studies on the food itself, such as analyzing proteins, fats and carbohydrates levels etc.
First, it validates and approves the suppliers; it provides support to the plant laboratories, validating the proper quality of the raw materials received. It analyses the products coming out of the pilot station. This is all conducted with a view to further improving the company's reaction capability and the quality of its food products.