"Building a new production site in North America is another step forward in the international reach of Gattefossé. It will enable the Group to respond to several strategic challenges. First, increasing our global production capacity and offering a back-up on three continents. Second, managing our ecological impacts thanks to reduced lead time in deliveries and to the eco design of the facility."
Gattefossé strengthens its international footprint and breaks ground on its production site in Texas
On Wednesday June 8th, 2022, Gattefossé will break ground on its first North American manufacturing facility in Lufkin city, Texas. Gattefossé as well as officials of Lufkin city will attend the ceremony. This asset will manufacture lipid-based specialty ingredients for the personal careand pharmaceutical industries and will enable to grow the global production capacity of the Group. The plant should be up and running in 2024.
GATTEX, Gattefossé in Texas: the major project in Gattefossé History
Gattefossé started its international development in the 80s, and since then the Group has been opening branches across the world. Beside offices, the Group invested in different facilities to reinforce its global presence:
- Three Technical Centers of Excellence have been created in India, China and the United States - in addition to the main lab in France - to offer an essential interface with both pharmaceutical and personal care customers worldwide, by providing formulation troubleshooting, inspiration and technical support.
- Two production lines have been developed in Singapore and Spain, in addition to the main production site located in Lyon, France.
The decision to set up a new industrial facility in the United States is a logical follow-up to the development of the group.
The GATTEX project is in line with the CSR roadmap of the Group, known as Gatt’Up & Act. The production site will primarily service regional customers, thus limiting transportation impacts.
The plant will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement: less carbon emissions, preservation and conservation of resources and prioritization of sustainable practices.
The United States, a strategic choice for the Group development
“The presence of Gattefossé in North America started with the creation of Gattefosse USA in 1982. Since then, the organization has strongly grown. A significant milestone was the opening of the Technical Center of Excellence in 2017 in Paramus, NJ."
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