Natural Alternatives International Europe SA (further mentioned as NAIE) is a subsidiary of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. based at San Marcos, California. The European branch NAIE, founded in 1999, is located in Via Cantonale Centro Galleria 1, Manno, Switzerland. The opening of this facility completed a key strategic initiative for NAI to provide NAI’s customers doing business in Europe the ability to source products locally, thereby reducing the costs in distribution tariffs; minimizing exchange exposure; reducing inventory; shortening lead times and improving customer service.
NAIE is a contract manufacturer, dedicated to manufacturing and packaging of nutritional supplements (vitamins, minerals and herbs) including exporting finished goods worldwide.
NAIE operations are inspected by the “Laboratorio Cantonale” of Bellinzona and are in conformity with the Swiss laws and regulations on foodstuffs. NAIE has also been approved by Swissmedic (the Swiss FDA) to package, import, sell whole and export pharmaceutical products. In addition, the recent expansion and upgrading of the existing areas received a full pharmaceutical license in January 2007. The staff is multilingual with experience in regulatory requirements for numerous countries.
Production information and capacity
The facility is equipped to manufacture oral solid forms as capsules, tablets and powders in jars. Major equipment: blenders and drum blenders of different capacities (from 5 to 106 cubic feet), tableting and capsule filling machines, fully equipped bottling line and powder filling line into jars. The comprehensive daily production capacity of bulk product is: 2.7 millions capsules and 1 million tablets (based on 1 shift)
Capacity of finished products: is 20'000 bottles / day and 8’500 jars / day (several sizes and types of bottles and jars as HPDE - PET - PVC can be processed). Powders into jars: 13,000 units daily.
Final packing and shipping operations are customized according to clients’ needs. Premises cover around 5’500 sq meters, all in one building on 2 floors.
The site includes administrative and technical offices, production departments, laboratories, maintenance shop, washing room, staging areas and warehouses with a loading platform. Warehouse capacity is approximately 900 Euro pallets.