Lucky Petfood has announced that it will be doubling production at its Castlecliff factory in Wanganui in light of the increasing demand for cat food in Asia. The factory, which was opened in 1993 and taken over by a subsidiary of US giant Mars Corporation in 1998, is planning to invest NZ$30m on an 8000 m² extension. Production is set to increase twofold and jobs will more than double, with the current 150-strong workforce growing to 350 fulltime employees.