The factory building, a true architectural masterpiece, reflects the high level the Group is seeking to reach in the cosmetics sector .“Our intention is to convey a distinct and honest message to our customers, employees and neighbours: a relentless commitment to exceptional quality, a spirit of innovation, and exceptional service and value,” says Dr. Jörg Karas, General Manager of Schwan-Stabilo Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG. These feelings are captured in the company’s corporate slogan “inspiration engineered”, which is displayed on the building’s front façade.
“The first impression given to visitors by our premises is an important factor in Schwan’s brand position and is one of the group’s main goals,” comments Dr. Jörg Karas. The facility supports highly automated production and provides ease of maintenance while complying with applicable industry regulations. In order to be environmentally responsible and sustainable, the company incorporated high performance construction and energy efficient systems.
As the US headquarters for Schwan Cosmetics, this facility seamlessly houses cross function teams for corporate administration, new product research and development, product manufacturing, distribution and employee amenities. The areas for each of these teams are thoughtfully integrated and collaborative in layout and connectivity.
“As a new-comer to the Murfreesboro area, we are looking forward to being a good community steward, providing a progressive work environment and building strong relationships within the community for decades,” says Holli Montgomery, Managing Director forSchwan Cosmetics USA, Inc.
A group of 2,900 people
Since 1927, the Schwan-Stabilo Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG has stood for innovative cosmetic products, customer focus and a comprehensive range of services. During the fiscal year 2014/15, sales have increased by seven percent up to around 350 million USD. The Group employs a total of 2,900 employees in eleven production facilities worldwide.
The Schwan-Stabilo Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG is a subgroup of the 160-year-old internationally-operating Schwan-Stabilo Group with its headquarter in Heroldsberg (near Nuremberg), Germany. The family-owned Corporate Group operates in three independent business areas – cosmetics, writing instruments and outdoor equipment – and is, nowadays, run by its fifth generation. “The Group’s special structure guarantees our financial independence, making it possible to plan over the long term and to undertake future-oriented investments,” declares Dirk Schwanhäußer, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Schwanhäußer Industrieholding GmbH & Co. KG. Schwan-Stabilo which is, today, among the 100 best German medium-sized companies, yielded a sales volume of around 700 million USD during the fiscal year 2014/15, and employs more than 4,400 people worldwide of which almost 50 percent work in German locations.