November 21, 2014
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Nutrition & Santé Inaugurates New Factory
Expanding Production Base of the French Leader in Functional and Dietetic Foods
- Otsuka Group member Nutrition & Santé (N&S), based in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France, is the French leader*1 in health and dietetic food, with a distribution network extending to more than 40 countries.
- Easy to consume in the midst of a busy urban lifestyle, bar-type nutrition products including Milical are showing steady growth, with sales increasing by approximately 10% year-on-year. A new factory at the company's site in Revel, France, will produce bar-type nutrition products for the European and Japanese markets.
- Ninth production facility for the N&S Group will expand production capacity of bar-type items by 1.7 times
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head office: Tokyo; President: Taro Iwamoto) subsidiary Nutrition & Santé (N&S; Headquarters: Revel, France) has completed construction of a new production facility at N&S Group headquarters in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France. The ninth production facility for the N&S Group, the new factory was inaugurated with a ceremony on November 20, 2014. The new factory strengthens the N&S industrial base by expanding production capacity for Milical and other bar-type nutrition products for the European and Japanese markets.
The three existing factories in Revel currently account for approximately one third of N&S production capacity, including all bar-type products. In recent years, protein bars and other diet foods that can be easily consumed in the midst of a busy urban lifestyle are growing in popularity in France, and N&S bar-type products including Milical have posted steady growth of approximately 10% year-on-year. Constructed in response to this demand, the new factory, dedicated to production of bar-type products, will expand production capacity by approximately 1.7 times. Products from the new factory will be distributed in more than 30 countries, including Japan.
- *1 French nutritional foods market (revenue base) （IRI Value Market Share January 2014）
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