Nature Made® Vitamins Manufacturing Facility Opens Doors In Opelika, Alabama Pharmavite, a Leading Vitamin and Supplement Manufacturer, to Meet Increased Demand with New Facility
, /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmavite LLC, one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of high-quality vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements, including Nature Made® vitamins, will officially announce the opening of the company's new manufacturing facility at the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park in during a grand opening ceremony that is being held tomorrow, at Nature Made is the number one retail national vitamin and supplement brand in , and the new facility is a key part of Pharmavite's strategic plan to meet the growing global consumer demand for health and wellness products.
The U.S. dietary supplement industry has tripled in size since 1995 and is expected to grow at a similar annual growth rate through 2020, and Pharmavite believes the new facility is well-positioned to meet that need. Growth in the U.S. dietary supplements market has been driven by greater consumer awareness and usage of vitamins and supplements, and according to the , as of 2010, 66 percent of American adults use dietary supplements at least occasionally, up from 52 percent in 1999. What's more, even existing consumers of dietary supplements are buying approximately 20 percent more supplements per month in 2010 than they were in 1999.
"Pharmavite has been a pioneer in this industry for more than 40 years. Our new facility in will help us continue our leadership role and supports our vision of people creating new products for better health worldwide, which is the mission we share with our parent company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.," said , chief executive officer of Pharmavite. "We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the planning and building process for our new facility, and we look forward to a bright future for this community, our company, and the vitamin and supplement industry as a whole."
"At 330,000 square feet, the -based Pharmavite facility is one of the largest vitamin, mineral and supplement (VMS) manufacturing facilities built in the last 10 years in ," said , chief operating officer of Pharmavite. "This facility is also the first dietary supplement manufacturing facility in , bringing a new industry to the state."
"Pharmavite's facility will carry on our tradition of setting high standards of quality in all areas, from our production facilities, to rigorous testing and third-party verification programs, to conducting the scientific research on our products and producing groundbreaking vitamin innovations," continued Walsh. "We set high standards in all that we do, and our facility will carry on this legacy."
Pharmavite broke ground for the new facility on and began manufacturing Nature Made soft gels and tablets in on of this year. As part of Pharmavite's commitment to improving the environment in the community, the facility is the first major vitamin and supplement manufacturing site in to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.
Pharmavite invested approximately in capital in 2012 and will invest an additional in 2013. The facility currently employs approximately 245 employees and expects to have 260 employees by year end.
Company leaders were joined by Governor , Representative and Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, Mayor , and local community and business leaders for the announcement.
"We are excited to officially welcome Pharmavite and announce their facility opening here in ," said Governor . "We have gotten to know the company and its leaders very well over the past several years as we've traveled the road to where we are today - bringing jobs and capital into our great state. We anticipate many more years of strong partnership."
For more than 40 years, Pharmavite LLC has earned and maintained the trust of healthcare professionals, consumers, and retailers by manufacturing high-quality vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements, and all-natural foods under our Nature Made®, Voots® Veggie Fruit Tarts and SOYJOY® brand names. Based in , Pharmavite LLC operates as a subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. For more information, please visit http://www.pharmavite.com.
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Pharmavite calculation based on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the vitamins category for the 52-week period ending 3/16/2013, for the xAOC Market. Copyright (c) 2013, The Nielsen Company. Nutrition Business Journal "Supplement Business Report," 2004 and 2012 editions Taken from http://www.usgbc.org/leed. May 7, 2013
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