AUSTRALIA – Amazonia, one of the leading plant-based protein, supplements, and health food companies, is opening a new Research & Development center to expand its range and grow its global footprint.

The center named the ‘Innovation Hub’, is a 1,450square meters site that is set to become the worldwide headquarters for the fast-growing health company.

Located in Arundel on the Gold Coast, the company noted that the lab will be fitted out to the highest possible eco-friendly standards and sustainable principles.

Founded in Australia, Amazonia is a global health company certified in organic, wholefood supplements, and plant-based food products.

Amazonia founder Dwayne Martens said: “Our new Innovation Hub will become the place where we innovate with plant-sourced nutrition to develop new ways to supplement with nutrient-dense products.”

“With the launch of our new Innovation Hub, we will be able to experiment with new product varieties and turn them into future products while expanding on our global footprint through new distribution channels and product launches in other countries worldwide.”

Founded in 2008, Amazonia exports to several countries, including South Korea, where it is the leading supplier of plant-based supplements.

The company is also the largest supplier of frozen acai in the United Arab Emirates, Europe, and Australia and plans to expand into the Asian market over the coming year.

Mr. Martens also noted that the sheer size of the new center will allow Amazonia to act upon its plans to expand into Asia.

He explained that the new site gives Amazonia unlimited opportunity to develop new products to launch into the Asian market considering that currently, the company is in the planning phase for the market.

Amazonia CEO Yohann Azlee said that the ‘Lab’ will be a place for sustainable experimentation with plant-sourced superfoods to create new natural.

He added that it would also be a sustainable nutritional formulation center that supplements health in an environmentally-friendly and ethical way.

Azlee highlighted that this facility represents the next “big milestone” for Amazonia as it grows its product range to close to 80, and adds plant-based alternative meats to its offering.

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