Yakult U.S.A. Inc. Starts Production of Yakult® at its New California Plant - WKRN News 2

Yakult U.S.A. Inc. Starts Production of Yakult® at its New California Plant

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SOURCE Yakult U.S.A. Inc.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakult U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced the start of the production of Yakult, a leading probiotic drink, at its newly constructed state-of-the-art California production plant on May 16th.

Yakult U.S.A. Inc. California Factory

The California plant, located in Fountain Valley, Orange County, California, had been under construction since June 2012.

The sales of Yakult have been increasing steadily over the years. In 2013, sales averaged about 182,000 bottles a day, a 112.6% increase over 2012.

This plant will allow the company to supply the North American market with Yakult produced in the United States instead of importing from Mexico, to meet expected future growth of its business, and to provide a more stable supply source.

Overview of the plant:

  1. Plant Name: Yakult U.S.A. Inc., California plant
  2. Location: Fountain Valley, Orange County, California
  3. Site area: Approx. 8.891 acres (387,300 square meters)
  4. Building area: Approx. 63,500 square feet
  5. Total floor area: Approx. 76,800 square feet
  6. Production capacity: Initial production capacity of 400,000 bottles per day
  7. Production item: Probiotic dairy beverage "Yakult®"
  8. Areas to be supplied: United States

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Overview of Yakult U.S.A. Inc.:

Company name: Yakult U.S.A. Inc.
(a subsidiary of Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan)
Head office: Fountain Valley, California
Representative: Michio Shimizu

About Yakult U.S.A. Inc.:
Yakult U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., is located in Fountain Valley, CA, and is primarily engaged in importation, distribution and sales of Yakult in the United States. Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. was established in 1955 and is regarded as the world's pioneer of probiotic products. Yakult products are sold in over 30 countries. Global consumption of Yakult's dairy products is approximately 30 million bottles every day. Yakult's mission is to contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world through pursuit of excellence in life sciences in general and the research in microorganisms in particular. For more information, please visit us at yakultusa.com and at facebook.com/YakultUSA.

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