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Herbalife's first global product innovation center will be located in China

康宝莱全球首家产品创新中心将落户中国

2019/09/27 Companies
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Herbalife's first global product innovation center will be located in China

On September 27, 2019, Herbalife announced that it will establish the Herbalife China Product Innovation Center in Shanghai. It will be Herbalife's first product innovation center in the world and is the latest move to penetrate the Chinese market.


Herbalife China Product Innovation Center aims to rapidly transform the most cutting-edge scientific and technological achievements in the field of nutrition science into nutritional health products, while strengthening local innovation and R&D capabilities. After the product innovation center was put into operation, Herbalife expects to double the number of new products put on the market within five years, and make the center a world-class nutrition science and technology incubation center.


Dr. Zheng Qunyi, Senior Vice President of Herbalife Global and Chairman of Herbalife China, said: “The arrival of Herbalife's first global product innovation center in Shanghai demonstrates our confidence and long-term commitment to the Chinese market. We will continue to strengthen R&D and product innovation capabilities, promoting the development and marketing of new products suitable for Chinese consumers effectively and quickly, and also provide the public with quality, nutritious and rigorous science-based products. In the future, Herbalife looks forward to building on its leadership in sports nutrition as well as personalized nutrition while maintaining a leading position in weight management."


The Herbalife China Product Innovation Center is part of the 700 million-yuan “China Influence Development Investment Plan” announced in 2018. With a total investment of nearly 100 million yuan over the next three years, the first phase will cover an area of about 2,000 square meters. The construction began in November 2019 and is scheduled to be completed and put into use in the third quarter of 2020.


Since the establishment of it’s first factory in China in 1998, Herbalife has been committed to continuously increase investment in local R&D and product innovation. And Herbalife has four R&D centers in China so far, including its Asia-Pacific R&D headquarters in Shanghai, the plant material R&D center in Changsha, and two production technology R&D centers in Nanjing and Suzhou.



The Chinese Source:

康宝莱全球首家产品创新中心将落户中国

2019927日,康宝莱宣布将在中国上海设立“康宝莱中国产品创新中心”。该中心是康宝莱全球首家产品创新中心,也是康宝莱深耕中国市场的最新举措。


康宝莱中国产品创新中心旨在将营养科学领域最前沿的科技成果,快速转化为营养健康产品上市,同时强化本土创新研发能力。产品创新中心投运后,康宝莱期望在五年内实现新产品上市数量翻倍,新产品开发提速翻倍,并将该中心打造成世界一流的营养科学技术孵化中心。


康宝莱全球高级副总裁、康宝莱中国区董事长郑群怡博士表示:“康宝莱全球首家产品创新中心落户中国上海体现了康宝莱对中国市场的信心和长期承诺。我们将持续强化研发和产品创新能力,高效、快速地推动适合中国消费者的新产品的开发和上市,向公众提供优质、营养、以严谨的科学为依据的产品。未来,康宝莱将在保持体重管理领域领先地位的同时,期待在运动营养和个性化营养领域有所建树。”


康宝莱中国产品创新中心是康宝莱2018年宣布设立的7亿元“中国影响力发展投资计划”的组成部分未来三年总投资额近1亿元人民币,首期占地面积约2000平方米,将于201911月开始建设,计划2020年第三季度落成并投入使用。


自1998年在华设立第一家工厂以来,康宝莱始终致力于持续加大本土研发和产品创新方面的投入力度。目前,康宝莱在中国区共有四家研发中心,包括位于上海的亚太区研发总部、位于长沙的植物原料研发中心和位于南京、苏州的两家生产技术研发中心。

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