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May 11, 2017

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Nutrition & Santé Inaugurates New Gluten-Free Manufacturing Facility

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tastuo Higuchi) fully owned subsidiary Nutrition& Santé (Head Office: Revel, France; hereafter N&S) held a May 10, 2017 ceremony to mark completion and launch of operations at a new manufacturing facility located in Compiègne, France. The new plant will be a dedicated gluten-free production facility, with no wheat products used in any of the manufacturing lines.

A European leader in health and nutrition food products, N&S products are available in more than 40 countries. In response to growing demand for gluten-free foods in European markets, N&S has been offering gluten-free products since 2007. With sales of N&S gluten-free products continuing to post steady growth*1, completion of the new facility dedicated to production of gluten-free products will boost manufacturing capacity to meet these escalating consumer needs.

Didier Suberbielle, CEO of N&S commented at the completion ceremony: "I have today the great honor and pleasure to celebrate the inauguration of our new industrial site dedicated to the manufacturing of gluten-free products. Today, we estimate that about 10% of the European population is sensitive to gluten. Our products will help them have a better life, day after day, More than ever, Nutrition & Santé is spreading the Otsuka mission of 'creating new products for better health worldwide'."

New Factory Overview
Compeigne Factory
ZAC du Bois de Plaisance, 60280 Venette, France
Floor space
Production Items
Madeleine, Bread, Biscuits
  1. 1Survey of gluten-free products in French supermarket health-food section, IRI, 2016
About gluten-free foods
In response to allergic reactions to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat and certain other cereal grains, gluten-free foods are primarily produced using soy, corn or rice flour.

Company Overview

Nutrition & Santé SAS

Headquartered in southern France, N&S distributes health and nutritional food products in 40 countries, with a focus on Europe. The company has a portfolio of 28 well-known brands, with a focus on nutrition and health foods as befitting the Nutrition & Santé (health) name. N&S products account for approximately 60% of the functional and health food product category in France*2. A member of the Otsuka Group since 2009, N&S currently contributes as a European manufacturing and marketing center for the Otsuka range of nutraceutical products.

  1. 2Survey of nutritional products in French supermarkets, IRI, 2016

Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.

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