Herbalife Nutrition recently announced plans to open a Product Innovation Center in Shanghai by the third quarter of 2020.
“Opening the Center allows us to strengthen our local research and development capabilities to deliver more science-backed, quality products, and we expect to double both the number of products and speed to market in the next five years,” said Dr. Qunyi Zheng, senior vice president of Herbalife Nutrition, Chairman of Herbalife Nutrition China.
With an investment of over 100 million RMB in the next three years, the Innovation Center will be in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, often referred to as “China’s Silicon Valley.” The Center, covering over 21,500 square feet, will include research and development space dedicated to creating new products and packaging and house several laboratories. Also, the company plans to conduct studies such as around weight management, sports nutrition and personalized nutrition to better serve consumers.
In China, Herbalife Nutrition opened its first factory in 1998. Since then, the company has grown its presence and now has the upcoming Product Innovation Center in Shanghai, the botanical ingredients center in Changsha and two production technology centers in Nanjing and Suzhou.
Herbalife Nutrition also has manufacturing facilities in Lake Forest, CA and Winston-Salem, N.C.