Galway supplement business Revive Active is to open a new manufacturing plant in Mullingar later this month.
With an investment of some €500,000, the award-winning health supplement business, founded by Daithi O’Connor, will begin manufacturing in the new facility from November, creating 10 new jobs.
“The move back to Ireland will give greater control over our manufacture and supply,” said Mr O’Connor, a finalist in last year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
“Brexit is one of the reasons the company has chosen to accelerate the plan to manufacture in-house.”
He said the company’s relationship with its Welsh manufacturer will allow it to continue servicing its UK operations.
“If it’s a hard Brexit, we’ll look after all our UK retailers and service them from Wales.
“It would be a standalone operation and we wouldn’t have any issues with customs and tariffs.”
The new 929sq m (10,000sq ft) facility, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland, will be headed up by Colm Horton, who was previously head of production at Dundalk manufacturing plant, ProBiotech.
“As an Irish company, we operate a policy of buying local products and supporting local business whenever possible, and it was always in our plans to set up our own manufacturing facility here in Ireland,” said Mr O’Connor.
Currently employing 22 staff, the business counts former British Olympian Paula Radcliffe as a brand ambassador.
British Olympian Paula Radcliffe is a brand ambassador for Revive Active.
Its products on the market include Revive Active, Joint Complex, Mastermind, Beauty Complex, Antarctic Krill Oil, Ubiquinol Co-Q-10 and now Junior Revive and Teen Revive, on sale in more than 1,000 health food stores and pharmacies in Ireland, 50 in London and at www.reviveactive.com.
Revive Active, Ireland’s award winning and fastest growing super-supplement company has grown by 40% in 2017 and is heading for an expected turnover of €5.3m this year which will add a further 30% to its growth.
North America is the company’s main target for expansion outside of Ireland in the coming years.