The history of Gaines Europe can be traced as far back as 1928 when the then founder of Gaines Pet Food Company, Clarence Gaines, declared and introduced to market the concept of “100 percent complete and balanced nutrition” in his dog food.
Since then there has been a number of significant turning points, the first of which, in 1943, saw General Foods purchase the successful pet food business that Clarence Gaines had developed. The Gaines name and proud tradition of manufacturing quality products extended to Europe when, in 1995, Gaines Europe Limited was established. In 2011, Gaines Europe was acquired by Rondo Food, one of the leading private label pet snack and treat manufacturer in Europe. Together the companies have established a strong presence in Europe, North America and Australia and Gaines Europe has become a significant member of the international Treats Network. In 2013, Gaines’ manufacturing facility was relocated to a new site on the South Quay of Arklow which will enable the company to expand, evolve and continue to bring innovative products to market. In the beginning of 2017 Gaines changed the company’s name to RONDO FOOD Ireland to show that it is now a fully-fledged member of the group.
RONDO FOOD Ireland Limited
Unit 1a Lower Tinahask
Arklow, County Wicklow