Direct sales giant invests heavily in manufacturing and R&D
Amway concluded a major manufacturing and R&D expansion in 2015 that includes four facilities in the U.S., a new manufacturing facility in India, a second manufacturing site in Vietnam and an R&D center in China.
The four U.S. sites support the Nutrilite brand and include:
- A $81 million manufacturing and warehouse facility near the company's world headquarters in Ada, Michigan. The 317,000-square-foot facility houses select manufacturing operations for NUTRILITE™ vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. It opened in early 2015.
- A $24 million nutrition powder products plant at the company's World Headquarters. It opened in 2013.
- A $42 million project in Buena Park, California, included a new granulation facility to support tablet manufacturing, new research and development facilities and pilot laboratories; and a two-story professional office building. It opened in early 2015.
- A $50 million Nutrilite Botanical Concentrate processing plant in Quincy, Washington, processes plants from the company's nearby Trout Lake Farm sites, other Amway-owned farms and partner farms.
A $100 million manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, India opened on Dec. 28, 2015 and a $25 million Amway manufacturing facility in Vietnam opened in September 2015.
In China, Amway built a $13 million botanical research and experience center in Wuxi, near Shanghai, to integrate scientific knowledge used in product development with the historic use of traditional Asian plants.