ABC Nutrition manufactures sports nutrition, weight management and lifestyle nutrition products at our facility in Shannon in Co. Clare Ireland. Founded in 2006, Production started in 2007. From 4 employees in 2007 to currently employing over 60 people. ABC Nutrition now currently export over 93% of its production to18 countries around Europe and into Turkey, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
All products made by ABC Nutrition are made bespoke to suit our client’s unique requirements and needs. Bespoke products can be made under the following product types such as Sports Nutrition, Weight Management or Meal Replacement, Lifestyle Nutrition Products and/or Instant Meal Pots.
Research and Development is our unique selling point and a critical part of evolvement and success of our business. The Research and Development team are highly qualified individuals with all having university degrees in science related fields up to and including PhD Level. Our growth has been fully attributable to our team’s ability in new product development in the exciting area of sports nutrition, weight management and lifestyle nutrition products.
Sustainability and social responsibility are key to ABC Nutrition’s business and embedded into our lead for growth. Our mission is to produce premium products and continually promote the ingredients we use in our products as being produced in the most sustainable fashion possible with our combined ethos rooted deep in our rural local community. ABC Nutrition has been privileged to be a part of the Origin Green Sustainability programme and we aim to be a vital member of this programme. Our main initiatives include:
- Responsible Sourcing
Our suppliers under Dairy Schemes, SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) members and ISO14001, an internationally recognised environmental management standard make up a large proportion of our key ingredients supply. ABC Nutrition aim to increase the percentage of our key suppliers with sustainability certifications with keeping a focus on Irish produce. A large proportion of our dairy ingredients are purchased from Irish dairies and is the homestead of the principle and primary producer. As Irish dairy farms are predominantly family-based operations this further leads to the sustainability of rural populations and general environment. Irish dairy farmers operate predominantly grass based dairy production systems which is a major slump for CO2. The overall green imagery and sustainability of Irish dairy production gives ABC Nutrition a progressive position at international level in an already extremely competitive marketplace.
- Focus on Sustainability
Currently ABC Nutrition have zero waste going towards landfill. We aim to maintain this goal while additionally reducing our general waste by 2% each year. Recyclability of our packaging is also a major driver for sustainability. We use recyclable material wherever possible in manufacturing, but we aim to bring this further in our finished goods outputs with the introduction of increased recyclable packaging.
- Focus on our Environmental Impact
With already 35% of our energy currently being produced from renewable sources. ABC Nutrition Ltd aim to have a cumulative reduction of energy usage by 10% by 2024.
- Focus on Health & Nutrition
ABC Nutrition are committed to supporting customers in the creation of healthier more nutritious products with special focus on the convenience markets who are often a driver in unhealthy lifestyles, with the introduction & increase sale of high protein healthy snacking products.
- Community Support
ABC Nutrition Ltd are very conscious of social and employee responsibility and have partaken in many initiatives in our rural locality since founding of the company and will continue to do so. This is under constant review to enable all community schemes are considered under the current climate. For 2020, we opted to support those aiding in the COVID19 response such as UL Hospital, Clare COVID19 Response, Suicide Watch Limerick, Temple Street, The Mater Misericordia University Hospital via Food Heroes and many more.
“We have always been deep-rooted in our community. We want to give back in the most effective and sustainable way to the area that contributed so much to our success as a business.”
- Sean McNamara & Willie Wixted, Company Directors & Founders.