ADA, Mich., June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway today announced the opening of the first phase of its new $81 million USD nutrition manufacturing facility in Ada, Michigan, USA, near its world headquarters. The 317,000-square-foot facility will house select manufacturing operations for the company's Nutrilite™ brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements, sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners.
"A growing percent of the population is seeking a supplement that is based in the best of science and the best of nature," said Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel. "This facility will help to advance our ability to meet that global demand while maintaining the utmost focus on product quality."
The Michigan-based facility has the capacity to produce more than 1.3 billion soft gel capsules annually and will focus on products such as Nutrilite™ Salmon Omega-3.
"This facility features the latest technology and a completely redesigned production process that can yield more than 3.5 million soft gel capsules a day, faster and more efficiently than ever before, while upholding the highest quality standards and processes," Amway Chief Supply Chain and R&D Officer George Calvert said.
The Michigan facility is one of five new manufacturing facilities slated to open in 2015 for Amway, part of its ongoing $332 million USD manufacturing expansion.
Nutrition sales accounted for 43 percent of Amway's 10.8 billion USD in 2014 sales.
Amway is a $10.8 billion direct selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics and eSpring™ water treatment systems – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2014 made Amway the #1 direct selling business in the world, according to the Direct Selling News 2015 Global 100. The company's annual sales figure includes revenue from direct selling operations and other business holdings. For company news, visit globalnews.amway.com.
Nutrilite™ is the world's No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand* offered exclusively from Amway. The Nutrilite™ brand is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on its own certified organic farms.* Farms are located in Washington, Mexico and Brazil.
* Source: Euromonitor International Limited, www.euromonitor.com/amway-claims.