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International wellness company plans to spend $100,000 in Lowcountry

An Australian wellness company is making the trek overseas and investing more than $100,000 to establish operations in Charleston County.

Evolt, founded in 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia, offers end-to-end solutions that track body composition, activity and nutrition using data analytics.

With the new location at 2457 Aviation Ave. in North Charleston, the company plans to create 80 jobs. The Evolt facility will serve as the company’s North American corporate headquarters and distribution center, Gov. Henry McMaster’s office said in a news release.

CEO Ed Zouroudis founded the company with Kelly Weideman. Their products are used in 26 countries, with a five-year plan to expand into pharmacies, supplement retail stores, corporate wellness programs and body contouring industry, Zouroudis said.

“As body scanners drive member engagement and pivot the self-care movement through the power of data and health metrics, consumers are leaning further into personalized solutions,” Zouroudis said in a statement. “We have already partnered with one of the largest fitness brands in the world – Anytime Fitness – and are currently rolling out to their network across the U.S. and worldwide.”

Evolt’s primary products are the Evolt 360 Body Composition Analyzer, a 60-second scanner that provides detailed data about your body through more than 40 measurements and an accompanying app that allows users to track their health with calorie counts, macronutrient profiling and healthy lifestyle scoring.

“Evolt locating its North American corporate headquarters and distribution center in Charleston County proves once again how international companies recognize the advantages of doing business in South Carolina,” McMaster said in a statement.

Evolt will be surrounded with opportunities in Charleston, as the region is home the Charleston Bridge Run and a number of recreational activities that draw in individuals seeking opportunities to stay active and healthy, Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor said.

“Charleston County’s exceptional assets continue to attract international companies, and today’s announcement by Evolt is a testament to our business-friendly climate and globally connected infrastructure,” Pryor said.

S.C. Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III also welcomed the company stateside.

“When an international company decides to locate to South Carolina, it speaks volumes not only about our way of doing business, but about our workforce. Evolt’s new North American corporate headquarters and distribution center – along with the 80 new jobs the company is creating – are big wins for the Charleston community,” Lightsey said in a statement.

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