New Facility Vital for Avive Naturals’ Push into International Markets

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

New Facility Vital for Avive Naturals’ Push into International Markets

News release

Natural health product and supplement manufacturer pursues enhanced quality assurance, organic and kosher certifications

November 15, 2018 – Lower Sackville, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Establishing and sharpening a company’s edge in the intensely competitive global natural-product market requires high quality standards, adaptability and brand trust. That is why the Government of Canada helped Avive Naturals Inc. to relocate to a facility with specifically designed properties that ensure zero cross-contamination risks and provide for secure handling, storage and production of health supplements.

The move enables Avive Naturals to expand inventory capacity, maintain quality assurance requirements in line with Health Canada standards and pursue Certified Organic and Kosher producer statuses in response to the increasing demand for natural alternatives to aid in nutrition. Moreover, the new facility will allow Avive Naturals to focus its efforts on developing new Canadian and international markets for its award-winning products.

Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville – Preston – Chezzetcook, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), participated in a tour of the new facility today.

A repayable contribution of $80,000 toward the relocation and facility improvements was made through ACOA’s Business Development Program, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become more competitive and develop new export markets.

This investment builds on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy, which supports strategic investments that accelerate the growth of business and industries, such as those in the manufacturing and health product sectors.

“Canada recognizes the value of small and medium-sized enterprises as they account for 99 per cent of all businesses and nearly 90 per cent of all private sector jobs. As the backbone of our economy, SMEs have the unique ability to generate wealth and employment. The Government of Canada’s investment in this project demonstrates our commitment to supporting those businesses and helping them to establish a stronger, more prosperous Canada.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Our government is committed to delivering positive social and economic impacts in the communities, like Lower Sackville, that we call home. This support will assist Avive Naturals to enter new markets and ensure that they can offer high-quality products – and high-quality jobs – for years to come.”

– Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville – Preston – Chezzetcook

“Facility design is exceptionally important to our industry. Avive is fortunate to have reached this milestone to design a space that accommodates our continued growth in staff and global clientele, while looking to future opportunities in new product innovation and market expansion. With our new expansion, Avive will introduce an internal product development lab to focus on advancement of innovative delivery formats, as well as USDA Organic Certified product manufacturing.”

– Clark Swimm, Director, Avive Naturals Inc.

Quick facts

  • More than 71% of Canadians report using natural health products on a daily basis (Health Canada, 2016).

  • The facility improvements will enable Avive Naturals to meet Health Canada’s regulations for Good Manufacturing Practices, as well as Food and Drug Administration and international quality management and market standards.

  • The company is federally regulated and licensed by Health Canada’s Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate.

  • Six full-time positions are being sustained as a result of this project, while up to two positions will be created as production increases at the new facility.

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