AHD International, a distributor of new-to- market nutraceutical and functional food ingredients, today announced a sales and marketing partnership with RV Industries, the leading importer of coconut food products to the United States.
This partnership allows AHD to exclusively distribute RV Industries' specialized, high-quality Organic Virgin Coconut Oil to manufacturers of nutritional supplements, functional foods and beverages and sports nutrition products in North America. AHD will also market and distribute RV Industries' bulk Coconut Water. These coconut products are 100 percent natural, processed from choice mature fruit, and are naturally fat-free, low-calorie and chemical-free.
"We are always looking to partner with manufacturers who offer high- quality, intriguing new ingredients and felt that RV Industries' offerings were a perfect fit for our customer base," said John Alkire, AHD International president and CEO. "Since AHD's inception 10 years ago, the company has focused on partnering with the best ingredient suppliers, offering the highest quality products to our diverse client base and meeting and exceeding cGMP quality assurance standards. Our intent is to continue this philosophy for the coming 10 years and beyond."
Sourced from the Philippines, RV Industries' Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is cold pressed from fresh mature fruit with no harsh additives or conditions during processing. The Oil contains no trans-fatty acids, requires no refrigeration and is a natural source of vitamin E. In addition to its food applications, it is a unique functional ingredient for cosmetics, hair products and massage oils. Coconut Water is an excellent nutritional ingredient for sports drinks and other functional beverages, delivering the highest levels of potassium, calcium, vitamin C and iron to naturally restore the body's electrolytes. RV Industries provides the only Coconut Water product sourced from mature coconut; young coconut products are known to contain high levels of sugar.
"RV Industries has manufactured and provided our high-quality coconut products - shredded, flaked and granulated - to the U.S. market for nearly 30 years," said Robert Weschrek, general manager of RV Industries.
"Partnering with AHD International to distribute these two new coconut-based ingredients provides our company a great opportunity to reach new markets. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
About AHD International
AHD International is a major supplier of the highest quality new-to- market nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products to manufacturers, wholesalers and food companies worldwide. AHD's triple- check system ensures that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency and exceptional quality. For more information on AHD's wholesale nutraceutical and functional food ingredients call
404-233-4022 or visit www.ahdintl.com.
About RV Industries
RV Industries (RVI), established in 1979 and based in Atlanta since 1994, is a subsidiary of Fiesta Equities, Inc. The company offers an expansive line of coconut-based products including shredded, granulated and flaked coconut, coconut milk, coconut water, spray- dried coconut milk powder and coconut oils. RVI's manufacturing facility operates under strict GMP and HACCP programs, is Kosher- certified and audited yearly by the American Institute of Baking (AIB). For more information, visit www.rvindustries.com.