VISTA, Calif., U.S. — NuZee, Inc., a good-for-you company focused on building beverage brands that offer functional and nutritional benefits, today announced that it has established a new, wholly-owned subsidiary called NuZee Korea LTD. that will manage sales, marketing and associated activities for the Coffee Blenders line of Drip Cup functional coffees throughout Asia.
NuZee Korea will be led by Sung-Man Kim, a successful businessman and entrepreneur who has served as CEO of Mystery Golf for 13 years.
NuZee KOREA has commenced construction of a new 3,600-square foot manufacturing facility in Paju City, Korea.
The facility will manufacture NuZee’s line of single-serve, pour-over functional Drip Cup coffee.
It will also provide the infrastructure necessary to allow NuZee KOREA to engage in co-packing activities for Asia coffee brands, once any such agreements are finalized. The facility should be completed in June 2018.
“We have been selling Coffee Blenders products in South Korea since 2015, and we are excited to establish this local presence under the leadership of Mr. Kim,” said Masa Higashida, NuZee’s Chief Executive Officer.
“NuZee KOREA will be our first manufacturing facility outside of the United States, and joins our Japan subsidiary, which we established in December of 2013 led by Katsuyoshi Eguchi, a successful businessman and entrepreneur who has served as CEO of Eguchi Holdings for 20 years. Together, these operations will allow us to better serve existing customers in China, Japan, and Korea, while providing the necessary resources to pursue new clients throughout Asia.”
Mr. Higashida noted that the Drip Cup is a common and popular brewing method in Asia. The market in Japan alone is estimated to be approximately 2.3 billion cups per year.
“This new facility will complement the recently completed expansion of our production facility in Vista, California, and support the continuing evolution of our business model towards co-packing agreements with global beverage and retail companies,” said Travis Gorney, President and COO of NuZee.
“I am excited and honored to join NuZee at this important time in its corporate development, and look forward to managing our growth in the Asia market,” said Sung-Man Kim