Natural medicines and therapies company Integria Healthcare has announced plans for a major $7 million expansion of its Warwick production site, to establish a fully integrated, world-class processing and packing facility for high-quality herbal supplements and medicines and therapeutic Essential Oil products.
A spokesman said the “investment and planned expansion are expected to create new jobs in Warwick”.
“This follows an announcement earlier this month that Integria will close its site at Ballina by the end of 2020 and conduct a phased transfer of operations to Warwick,” the spokesman said.
“Integria has already invested $21m in the Warwick site over the last 5 years as part of its strategy to build a sustainable business, fit for future market requirements.
“Plans to develop the Warwick site have already commenced, including warehouse expansion and site works for the construction of an expanded factory.
“It is expected the transfer of production operations from Ballina to Warwick will be completed by the end of the year.
“The major capital investment will support Integria’s plans to further develop its unique, high-quality portfolio of natural, therapeutic medicine brands including its flagship MediHerb herbal practitioner brand, Thursday Plantation Essential Oils and Thompson’s herbal supplements.
“Products from Warwick will be sold throughout Australia, New Zealand, China, South East Asia, South Africa, the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe.”
Integria Healthcare’s CEO, Michael Bracka said Integria Healthcare “is a first-class provider of natural therapies and our decision to consolidate in Warwick positions us for future growth”.
“We look forward to working with Southern Downs Regional Council and the Warwick community to progress our expansion plans,” Mr Bracka said.