Italy’s Coster, a multinational provider of spray packaging solutions and filling equipment, and Catidom, a French supplier of anodized metal components headquartered in Annecy, have formed a strategic partnership to boost their respective sales in beauty packaging.

The two family owned companies consider their respective positions to be perfectly complementary. The partnership adds new capabilities to Coster’s perfumery portfolio, thus allowing the company to offer its customers improved lead times and additional custom colour development opportunities. For its part, Catidom intends to leverage on Coster’s international reach and positioning to accelerate its growth plan and significantly increase its presence in the perfumery and cosmetics market.

Within the field of perfumery Catidom will be able to focus its expertise on the anodization of components for pumps and bottles (caps and closures), whilst in the make-up market the company intends to further strengthen capabilities in anodizing custom aluminium components for products such as lip-stick, mascara, nail polish, etc. Catidom will therefore continue to invest in the business, upgrading its current fully automated production lines with new capabilities, including new machinery for the automatic feeding / de-feeding of the metal components. A ninth production line dedicated to special colours for perfumery components which is planned to be installed at the Annecy facility in the coming months.

Catidom and Coster are a great strategic fit across multiple dimensions. Catidom’s anodizing capabilities are very complementary to our perfumery pump product portfolio. The scarcity of anodizing capacity is well known in the market and this way we are securing it for a sector of high strategic relevance,” said Bernard Msellati, CEO of Coster. “The partnership between Catidom and Coster is a direct answer to clients concerned about anodization”, he concluded.