In the Middle East, Colep and Scitra, a United Arab Emirates based company, have entered into a joint venture agreement to create an aerosol contract manufacturing operation. The Joint Venture will operate under the name of Colep Scitra Aerosols. The parties will invest in expansion and improvement of the existing Scitra aerosol filling plant in Sharjah, UAE, aligning it with international standards required by multi-national branded companies in the personal care and home care industries.
In Mexico, Colep has acquired the aerosol personal care products contract manufacturing plant of Aerosoles y Liquidos S.A de C.V., in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. The new company will trade as Colep S.A de C.V.
With this acquisition, Colep initiates its operations in the Central and North American contract manufacturing markets for personal care products. From this manufacturing base, the company will serve its already existing blue chip customer base, as well as other important multinational, regional and local brand owners.
This plant will now be added to Colep’s network of 10 contract manufacturing plants in Europe and Brazil, where it manufactures a wide variety of aerosol, liquid and cream products. The company will make additional investments in this plant to increase production capacity and further enhance its manufacturing standards, thus creating an offer of comparable quality to the highest international requirements.
These investments follow the announcement made by the company on the 12th September 2013, of a global supply network with the One Asia organisation, covering the whole of their respective organisations in Australia, Japan, China, Thailand, India, Poland, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Brazil. “Colep moves one step further in developing its strategy of becoming a truly global partner for consumer goods companies, supporting the implementation of their projects on a global basis,” explains the company.