Sunrider International to Establish New Manufacturing and R&D Campus in Texas
Torrance, CA — Sunrider International, a California-based global health & wellness brand, today announced that the company will relocate its manufacturing and R&D operations to the new Sunrider Manufacturing DFW Plant in Midlothian, Texas. The move—expected to begin in 2021—is designed to better serve customers throughout North America and globally, and does not impact the company’s World Headquarters in Torrance, California.
Sunrider plans to build the new, state-of-the-art DFW Plant on a 71-acre property located in the City of Midlothian in Ellis County. Midlothian Mayor Richard Reno said, “The members of our City Council are excited to welcome Sunrider Manufacturing as the first company to construct a facility at the Midlothian Business Park.” Employees at the company’s manufacturing campus in Los Angeles’ Harbor Gateway will be offered a relocation package. In explaining the relocation of Sunrider’s manufacturing operations, Eric Chen, Vice President of Global Manufacturing, said that “the relocation to Texas and subsequent closure of our facilities in Los Angeles will position Sunrider for sustainable, long-term growth, which will benefit our global network of associates and customers.”
Sunrider will continue to have a strong presence in California as the company’s World Headquarters will remain in Torrance. Founded in 1982 by Drs. Tei-Fu and Oi-Lin Chen, Sunrider International, the family-owned and -operated company is well established in dozens of countries and operates six manufacturing facilities worldwide, as well as approximately 500 retail stores.