ADA, Mich, – Entrepreneur-led health and wellness company Amway today celebrated 20 years of the company’s XS™ Energy Drink and Sports Nutrition brand. The in-person and live-streamed birthday party invited Amway Business Owners (ABOs) and employees from around the world to participate in the festivities, which included special messages from Amway CEO Milind Pant, Amway Co-Chairman of the Board Doug DeVos, and both live and virtual tours of the state-of-the-art XS Manufacturing Plant.
Sold in 60 countries around the world, the XS brand of energy and sports nutrition products reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of Amway’s founders, who were always seeking to combine their passion for adventure and opportunity.
“XS is both a lifestyle and a community open to anyone who wants to get more out of every day,” said Amway Director of the Global XS Brand Brandi Huyser. “Celebrating 20 years of adventure, which all began with the launch of an energy drink and has now expanded into a portfolio of sports nutrition products, continues to fuel excitement and inspire the next generation of ABOs.”
XS Manufacturing Facility
The celebration was held inside the XS Experience Center at Amway World Headquarters, which provides a front-row seat to the XS Manufacturing Plant. Built in 2020, Amway invested $15 million in redesigning a 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that produces the first exclusively sugar-free energy drink brand sold globally. The XS Manufacturing Plant runs 500 cans of XS Energy Drinks every minute, manufactures 34 flavors of energy drinks, and distributes them to the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.
“The XS Manufacturing Plant is part of Amway’s $300 million global manufacturing investment over the last 10 years,” said Amway Chief Supply Chain Officer Brian Kraus. “Producing XS Energy Drinks in our own facility allows us to respond quickly to market dynamics, while ensuring the high quality our customers expect of us.”
Limited Edition XS Products
In honor of the energy drink’s birthday, XS introduced limited edition products, including:
- XS™ Energy Drink – Watermelon Lemonade
- XS™ Energy Drink – Maple Lemonade (Canada only)
- XS™ Protein Bars – Birthday Cake
- XS™ Protein Pods – Strawberry
- XS Gear – T-shirts, hoodies, and tanks