Manufacturing and R&D in California
Amway today announced the opening of its new $42 million nutrition manufacturing and R&D facility in Buena Park, California, USA. The 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will house select manufacturing operations for the company’s Nutrilite brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements, sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. The R&D facility will focus on quality assurance activities as well as research efforts for the nutrition brand. A new office building also is part of the development.
The new manufacturing facility supports ingredient granulation – the mid-step in the manufacturing process of vitamin and mineral tablets. The facility will take raw ingredients from Nutrilite farms, received in a powdered form, and turn them into a consistency that can be pressed into tablets.
The manufacturing facility is built to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) silver certification standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council – upholding a long-term environmental focus by Amway. The building design and construction used sustainability practices, a storm water control system, and paint and other coatings containing low volatile organic compounds to reduce potentially harmful gases.
The Buena Park-based facility is one of five new manufacturing sites 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.