About us

As a renowned manufacturer of innovative plastic products for pets, we are constantly striving to develop new and innovative products that are both functional­ and design led.

 

We live in a fast-paced society and pet owners are always on the lookout for new products to suit their dynamic lifestyles. We are CREATING these innovative products for our beloved pets in order to contribute to their well-being, safety & happiness.​

As a manufacturer we strongly believe in design, creating SMART products for our pet's and your own requirements. We are continuously investing in state-of-the-art equipment to assure that all the benefits of our PLASTIC are maximized. Our raw materials are non-toxic, strong, durable and easily recycled. Our finished food approved and dishwasher safe products are safe and easy to use.​

Moderna Products is all about making pets and their owners HAPPY. At the same time we make it our mission to empower our employees in Europe as well as in the USA, resulting in a proud and happy workforce.​

With all of the above in mind, it's obvious that making our beloved PETS happy is at the center of our attention! We aim to be a global leader in creating, producing and distributing well designed plastics for the pet industry.

We have been around for a while...

Today

We are celebrating our 5 years in Gaffney, South Carolina and launch of our first virtual trade-show. We are proud to say that ever since we opened the doors of this 116,000-squarefoot location, we have been able to significantly improve our service to our customers. Production has increased 50% and our team us working at full speed. We are very excited for the years to come. Moderna is still 100 percent family owned business in her third generation. Yes, we are on a mission and still going strong... Creating smart plastics for happy pets!

2015

Start-up of the second production facility Moderna Products America in Gaffney, SC!

2012

Winner of the Belgian SME Award.

2008

World premiere of the
first decorated cat litter box!

2005

Launch of the first two-component polymer products: Smarty Bowl.

1998

3rd generation Mrs. Chantal Saelen and Mr. Bart Bonte are taking over the baton.

1990

Major investments in
state-of-the-art machinery.

1980

2nd generation, Mr. Jos Saelen and Mrs. Monique Saelen decide to focus on plastic pet products. 

1932

The iconic year in which our founder, Mr. Gabriel Saelen decided to start a button factory in the backyard of his house. 

Our locations

Moderna Products Belgium
Moderna Products America

Proud... of our corporate values

Respect

As a manufacturer we strongly believe that diversity brings beauty and strength. That is why we are approaching the differences in cultures, styles of trading, people and pets with the utmost respect. We are so grateful for the daily gift of nature. That is why we are striving to go as green as possible in our production process.

 

Reliable

Though we are one of the leading companies in our market, and continuously growing, it is safe to say that we have already earned our credits on the level of being a reliable company and business partner. We want to remain that partner you can rely on for bringing quality products who are meeting the demands of consumers' ever changing lifestyles.

 

Teamwork

Though we are one of the leading companies in our market, and continuously growing, it is safe to say that we have already earned our credits on the level of being a reliable company and business partner. We want to remain that partner you can rely on for bringing quality products who are meeting the demands of consumers' ever changing lifestyles.

 

Focused

Though we are one of the leading companies in our market, and continuously growing, it is safe to say that we have already earned our credits on the level of being a reliable company and business partner. We want to remain that partner you can rely on for bringing quality products who are meeting the demands of consumers' ever changing lifestyles.

 

Driven

Though we are one of the leading companies in our market, and continuously growing, it is safe to say that we have already earned our credits on the level of being a reliable company and business partner. We want to remain that partner you can rely on for bringing quality products who are meeting the demands of consumers' ever changing lifestyles.

Our Ethical Policy Statement

Connecting with our values

Reliable & Respect are two of Moderna Products 5 core values. Therefore Moderna Products and its employees will at all times demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, truthfulness, and honesty in order to uphold both personal and corporate reputations and to inspire confidence and trust in their respective actions. The company will conduct its business in a competent, fair and efficient manner.

Our Goals 

  • To act fairly, honestly and with integrity at all times and in everything that we do, and to comply with all applicable laws.
  • To treat our employees, clients, contractors and suppliers and other stakeholders fairly and with respect.
  • To create a high-quality, equal opportunity working environment for all our employees, based on merit and free from discrimination, bullying and harassment. 
  • To respect human right[1] and the ETI Base Code[2].
  • To maintain accurate and complete books and records and uphold our system of internal controls.
  • To earn the trust of all our stakeholders by acting consistently and reliably in accordance with this Ethics Policy Statement.
  • Not to allow bribery and corrupt practices.
  • Not to allow child labour[3].
  • To provide a safe and healthy working environment for all of its employees.

[1]Listing of the human rights (source) = https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
[2]Listing of the ETI Base Code (source) = https://www.ethicaltrade.org/eti-base-code
[3]Source = https://werk.belgie.be/nl/themas/arbeidsreglementering/kinderarbeid

 

Our Environmental Policy Statement

Connecting with our planet

At Moderna, we strongly believe that protecting the environment is a key pillar of our long-term success and have embedded this belief in our corporate strategy and policy. A good partnership and open communication are essential to achieve our mutual goal: Minimize our impact on the local and global environment. Therefore, we continuously work on:

Our Goals 

  • Complying with all applicable environmental legislation and sustainability commitments:
  • Preventing pollution and reducing consumption of resources through waste management strategies based on 4 R’s: Re-educate, Re-duce, Re-use and Re-cycle. 
  • Ensuring our staff is aware of the environmental impacts of their work activities and encourage them through regular awareness to minimise those impacts. 
  • Continuing to invest in technologies that provide alternatives to reduce environmental impact.
  • Creating innovative products and improve our processes to reduce the ecological footprint

This policy will be reviewed, and if necessary revised, annually to keep it up to date.