Procaps Group has announced an expansion to its Funtrition brand with a gummy manufacturing facility in the US . The facility is hoped to help the business meet rising demand for product development and manufacturing services in nutraceutical and specialised gummy products.
Funtrition by Procaps offers expertise and assistance in the development of formulations, flavours and textures for nutraceutical gummies.
The company’s existing facilities for the development and manufacturing of gummy technologies, both gelatin and plant-based, deliver more than 100 SKUs of nutraceutical products to brands across 15 countries.
The US facility will be modelled after Procaps’ gummy manufacturing plant in Bogota, Colombia, which currently produces 300 tonnes of product per month. Development will include a three-phase project starting with logistics, warehousing and offices scheduled to begin in Q1 2022, and packaging operations scheduled to begin in Q2 2022. The project is projected for completion in Q4 2022.
“This new facility is expected to substantially increase our capacity for the first time outside of Procaps Group’s Colombian headquarters for the manufacture of animal and plant-based nutraceutical gummies,” said Camilo Camacho, Procaps Group President. “The US location will ensure redundancy in supply to the market, and position manufacturing of a wider product array closer to key current and potential new customers. The higher production capacities are expected to also be a significant addition to our global growth plans.”
“Complementing our recent West Palm Beach, Florida acquisition, the expansion of our U.S. capacity for our Funtrition business is an important step towards our commitment to meet the requirements of our growing base of US customers,” said Ruben Minski, Procaps Group CEO. “Our new Inspiration Center is a critical piece in our value proposition, underscoring our commitment to deliver better health and nutrition to the world through innovative oral delivery systems. Taken together, we believe these long-term investments will further position Funtrition as a leader in extraordinary and enjoyable gummy products and position us to capture emerging growth opportunities within the space.”