GREEN BAY, Wis., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Schwabe North America, has announced the integration of Enzymatic Therapy and Nature's Way sales teams. The integration marks an exciting milestone following the Q4 2008 acquisition of Enzymatic Therapy, Inc. by German-based Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, a leading worldwide producer of clinically proven phytomedicines for over 140 years.
The combined Specialty Retail Field Sales Team will service the natural health food channel comprising independent, regional and national health food stores.
"This integration promises broader and accelerated distribution of two well-known and trusted consumer brands in the natural products industry," said Karl Lifferth, VP Sales. Acidophilus Pearls, Umcka, Alive, Primadophilus, Remifemin, Whole Body Cleanse are some of the most popular brands provided by the two companies. "Our shared focus is to offer these favorites as well as new clinically proven natural products for the well-being of consumers everywhere."
Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, was founded in 1866. Today, the company is a world-class leader in the manufacturing of herbal medicines and comprises six companies in Germany and more than 20 subsidiaries and joint ventures around the world. For more than 140 years Schwabe Pharmaceuticals has been dedicated to providing patients and health care professionals with clinically proven herbal medicines and natural health care solutions. As a vertically integrated pharmaceutical company, Schwabe carefully controls the manufacturing process from growing and harvesting the plants to the production of the finished goods. Schwabe products are sold in over 60 countries world-wide. Schwabe North America, the company's entity in North America, is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Nature's Way was founded in 1968, and has improved the life of millions of consumers by bringing the healing power of nature through herbal formulations. Nature's Way is headquartered in Springville, Utah, and its products are sold throughout leading natural products retailers throughout the United States and in 40 other countries. www.naturesway.com
Enzymatic Therapy, Inc. is rooted in four formerly separate natural medicine companies, each of which was founded over a period from 1975 to 1986, and each of which was merged to create the company as it exists today, by North Castle Partners, LLC in 2000. Enzymatic Therapy products are sold throughout leading natural products retailers, medical clinics, and in 15 countries outside the United States. www.enzy.com
SOURCE Schwabe North America