Topline establishes cosmetics factory in Mexico
The New Jersey-headquartered company currently has five manufacturing facilities in China, and aims to increase its global presence through the establishment of its first North American plant.
Headed up by Brian Rayner, the 26,000 square-foot facility will initially run filling operations for fragrance and nail enamel products as well as the assembling of cosmetics gift sets.
Additionally, it will contain a special cleanroom for special filling operations, and the site has the potential to be expanded an extra 100,000 square feet, the company said.
Jim Adams, on behalf of Topline products told CosmeticsDesign.com USA that expansion will occur as the business grows.
“We do anticipate extending operations into other product lines, as the need arises. What these additional lines might be will depend on our customers' specific needs and plans,” he said.
As well as helping to increase the company’s global footprint, Topline president Charles Chang said the factory, which will primarily serve the US market, will offer several advantages to its customers.
“[The facility] will benefit our customers by reducing their working capital costs and supply chain lead time. The new plant thus adds value to our services by enhancing customer productivity and inventory management operations,” he said.
According to Topline, assembly equipment has already been installed, and filling machinery is expected to arrive by June 1.
Mexico popular choice for cosmetics manufacturers
Mexico is proving to be a popular country for manufacturers of cosmetics products and packaging, and Topline is the latest company to establish a factory in this country.
Cosmetics packaging supplier HCP Packaging announced its plans to inaugurate a production facility in Mexico back in 2009. Like Topline, HCP cited reduced cost and lead times as the main reasons for the venture, highlighting the convenience of increased proximity to its customers’ filling operations.
Likewise California-based Jafra cosmetics opened a production plant in Mexico earlier this year on the back of increased demand for its products. The company said its $30m state-of-the-art facility will employ 600 people and is capable of producing up to 200m units annually.