June 2012

International News

International NewsIn October, 2011, Robertet inaugurated a new factory located at the Plan-de-Grasse, a few miles away from its historical factory of Grasse, France. The factory represents a €27 million investment. Designed by architect Pascal Costamagna, it provides Robertet with a state-ofthe-art 12,000m2 fragrance compounding unit which brings together production, logistics and quality control under the same roof. It is expected to produce 4,000 to 6,000 tons of perfume a year. A garden designed by Jean Mus separates the factory into two units: one dedicated to production and logistics and the other to quality control.

The production line is backed by a fully automated transport system and an automated storage center, which optimizes the supply in raw materials and the dispatch of finished products. It also provides the 140 employees working on the premises with better working conditions, since raw materials are lifted and carried by robots, while the air is renewed seven times an hour.

Robertet is deeply rooted in the Grasse, and its history began in 1850 when Jean- Baptiste Maubert and his uncle opened a factory and endeavoured to extract scents from the region’s flowers and plants. Acquired in 1875 by Paul Robertet, who gave it his name, the company received national recognition in 1900, when Robertet’s natural fragrances were awarded the gold medal at the Universal Exposition in Paris. Today, the Maubert family still controls a majority of the company’s shares, thus enabling Robertet June 2012 Spray 37 to retain its specifically French character and fiercely independent spirit.

In July 2011, Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever Plc/NV opened a plant in Mexico to manufacture aerosolbased deodorants for the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Caribbean markets. Unilever will have invested $500 million and built a new factory once its five-year investment plan in Mexico ends in 2015 According to www.euwidpackaging. com, British suppliers of aluminum aerosol packaging saw an increase in the market in 2011. Deliveries for personal hygiene products in the British market were the strongest, with occasional supply bottlenecks during the summer months.

To mark the 140th anniversary of its founding in 1872, Shiseido will hold a series of exhibitions introducing its corporate culture in Greece and Switzerland, two countries where Shiseido’s overseas subsidiaries recently started sales. The exhibitions will introduce key milestones over the course of Shiseido’s history.

TricorBraun has relocated its Latin American Headquarters and Mexico City office to larger quarters. The new facility, which is more than three times
larger, will enable TricorBraun to add sales personnel, expand its technical services and quality assurance departments and enlarge its customer service
center.

CPL Aromas Colombia has moved into its new site closer to Bogota to become the regional center for Latin America incorporating production,
perfumery and sales.

The new facility, five times the size of the previous site, spearheads the company’s plans to expand in Latin America.