Nippon Shikizai: objectives are met!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="file" ids="23697,23698,23699"] Just a year ago, Kouji Okumura, President and CEO of the Japanese group, Nippon Shikizai Inc., specialized in the design and production of make-up and skin care products, had announced the construction of a new production plant in Japan and, in parallel, substantial investments in its French factory located in Normandy, Thépenier Pharma. The objectives are met today, since both operations are about to be completed. Hence, concerning the French factory, its production area now extends over 9,000 sqm and its production capacity has increased by nearly 230%. Investments that have enabled to increase production in the pharmacy...

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PENNELLI FARO: Italian Brushes in the World

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="file" ids="23682,23683,23684,23685"] The Italian company specialized in manufacturing brushes for the make-up industry has managed to develop a genuine reputation in terms of innovation. But don’t be mistaken, "innovation, certainly, but remaining always focused on the company philosophy," explained its owner and CEO since 1991, Sara Zanafredi, "namely through a constant premium given to quality and efficiency." Located sixty kilometers south of Milan, in Casalmaggiore, the firm currently employs 30 people and has a turnover of about 4 million euros. More than 2 million "made in Italy" brushes come out every year from its workshops. Explanations...

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Faber-Castell Cosmetics introduces their Fall Collection during MakeUp in NewYork 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="file" ids="23670,23671,23672,23673"] Faber-Castell Cosmetics develop high performance superior colour cosmetic in convenient and high end packaging. With their Fall Collection they will present their latest make-up highlights during MakeUp in New York: High impact products to bring joy with comfort, elegance, quality and convenience. Lasting wonders that allow to be pretty and powerful. GLEAM DREAM* - a 16h lasting shimmer shadow in flattering metallics that make eyes look spectacular and light up faces in a modern, simple way. The highly pigmented cream shadow blends smoothly then transforms to a lightweight finish. Layering with a powder shadow it boosts colour intensity. Special...

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Raphael or the cult of the “unique brush”!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="file" ids="23660,23661"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]A manufacturer of fine brushes since 1793, Raphael, the still family owned French firm, whose headquarters and main production unit are located in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, succeeded during the last sixty years, in collaboration with make-up artists, in becoming one of the key suppliers of major international make-up brands. The company employs around 160 people in France and approximately 460 people in its plant based in Mauritius since 1975. It will achieve this year a total turnover of 30 million euros. One credo “tradition, quality and innovation.” In terms of future investments, the expansion by 2016 of its production...

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ABC Texture: new lines for this 2014 fall season

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="file" ids="23651,23652,23653"] The Breton, co-contracting cosmetics laboratory in Dinard, near Saint Malo is introducing several novelties for the start of this 2014 fall season.In the wake of its long-hold, volatile silicone-free, matte lipstick, launched earlier this year, and which is already enjoying great success, ABC Texture is launching its liquid version. A formula also developed with non volatile silicones. The optimum coverage and gliding effect upon first application, and the satin matte finish and comfort are provided by the emollient esters contained in the formula. Two formulas developed for "Cushion" compacts A BB cream with soothing, moisturising, anti-oxidant properties. Hence, for which ABC...

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Daniel Zahn, Zahn Pinsel: “a 20% annual growth in cosmetics!”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="file" ids="23640,23641,23642,23643"] Daniel Zahn, CEO and owner in the 4th generation of this family business bearing the same name, has every good reason of being satisfied. His company headquartered in Bechhofen just an hour's drive from Nuremberg, with a staff of 75 people, will achieve this year more than 5.2 million euros in sales. Eight million brushes of all sorts left its workshops. Main source of satisfaction, its penetration rate in the cosmetic niche, which still only accounts for 19% of its sales but which will have increased again by more than 20% this year over the previous year. Better...

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L4Belle: a newcomer in the make-up packaging sector

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [gallery link="file" ids="23629,23630,23631"] Through the impetus given by the managers at Lumson the Italian Group, L4Belle a brand new company specialized in the make-up packaging sector saw the light a few weeks ago. The result of an acquisition and of a perfect synergy with the Group's industrial and commercial capacity. Giovanni Broggiato becomes the new CEO of the company, Stefano Focolari the Marketing Director and Giorgio Cassanmagnago the new Commercial Director. More bellow...

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Strand Cosmetics Europe turns fifty!

Created by two Americans, G. Fiedler and C. Stutzer, the company Strand Cosmetics Europe is an extension of their American company Strand Cosmetics Incorporated based in New York since 1926. The company was then taken over in 1981 by the current management. Since then, the French firm, based since 2007, in Lentilly near Lyon, has recorded a spectacular growth. Details with Dominique and Eric Bouvier, respectively President and CEO. MakeUp in…™: Quite an impressive comeback for a company whose business was far from flourishing in the early 1980s? Dominique Bouvier: You're right, what a long way we have come...

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Oekabeauty will celebrate its 100th anniversary at MakeUp in Paris!

The German firm Oekabeauty (€ 32 million in turnover for a total staff 350 people), specializing in the design and production of lipstick tubes, mascara and lipgloss packs, will celebrate its hundred years of existence this year. As a preview of an event which will officially take place on October 10th at the headquarters of the company in Bamberg but which will also be a highlight of its presence at MakeUp in Paris, Gerald Oehlhorn, CEO, goes back over a hundred year long saga. MakeUp in…™: An old story that of Oekabeauty! By the way, where does the name come from? Gerald...

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