Aptar beauty + home will officially open their new Be One production facility in July 2023 in Oyonnax, France. Covering 25,000 m2, this state-of-the-art plant will centralize all of the group’s know-how (technological, logistical and decorative capabilities) for the premium and luxury custom packaging markets.

Improved agility

Gathering four sites and five workshops into one, the new facility will be dedicated to delivering agile and competitive solutions to brands, through improved and adapted processes, while minimizing the impact on the environment and the carbon footprint.

At the very heart of the “Plastics Vallée”, Be One is also expected to deepen Aptar’s territorial roots by relying on the unique local skills and expertise of the region’s sub-contractors and technical partners.

This will facilitate the delivery of a wide range of increasingly innovative and technically sophisticated products, while being geographically close to its European partners and customers,” explains the group in a statement.

Lower environmental footprint

This investment of 42 million euros should also enable a significant improvement in the company’s environmental footprint. Projecting a 45% energy savings and a reduction of CO2 by 58% through heat recovery and the end of inter-site transport (projections vs 2018 performance), Be One has already received the Biodivercity label and the LEED v4 Silver level certification. It is Aptar’s first site in France to receive this seal of environmental quality.

The transfer of all activities to the new site should be finalized in February 2023.