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Complementary and natural healthcare company GMP Pharmaceuticals is in the middle of turning a former Sony CD factory into a state-of-the-art headquarters, R&D facility and freeze-dried functional foods factory. Kim Berry was at the grand opening.

For Karl Ye, the founder of GMP Pharmaceuticals, the opening of the company’s global headquarters at Huntington in Sydney’s west was an emotional experience. It marked the company’s 25th anniversary as well as the company’s move into functional foods. 

Ye told Food & Drink Business: “We now have one thousand employees across Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand, one in 10,000 people work at GMP. This is very important for us, to contribute to society.” 

The company operates four TGA and Medsafe licensed factories and produces complementary medicines, dietary supplements, functional foods, nutritional milk and certified organic milk powders.

GMP acquired the former Sony DADL Australia site in Huntington last year via its investment arm, Aunew Investments.

It has invested more than $30 million into the 17,200 square metre site. Once fully operational, it will create more than 400 new jobs, Ye says.

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