At USANA, we’re always working to make things better, and we think our latest announcement is perfectly inline with that creed.
Today, we’re excited to announce plans to build a new, bigger state-of-the-art manufacturing and production facility in Beijing.
Plans for the high-tech facility reflect USANA’s vision for growing its business and developing opportunities in China, says USANA CEO Dave Wentz. “At USANA, we demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality nutritionals by manufacturing essentially all of our products in-house. This amazing facility will further that commitment.”
The $40 million project will be built near a number of other high-tech industries in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area. Work on the new facility is slated to begin in 2014 and is expected to be operational in the later part of 2015. When completed, the nearly 319,000-square-foot site will be the largest in all of USANA’s 19 international markets.
Update: Nov. 5, 2013
Jim Brown, USANA’s chief operating officer, provides additional information pertaining to Monday’s news:
“This new investment doesn’t change the way USANA currently operates. USANA already has a state-of-the-art facility in China, which supplies products only to our customers in China. Governmental and direct selling regulations require that companies manufacturing products for China residents do so in China,” Jim says. “The new facility, which is slated to open in 2015, is designed to prepare USANA for future growth in the country.
“We are not planning to change our distribution network and USANA’s manufacturing facility in the United States will continue to manufacture and distribute products to all USANA markets outside of China.”