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The Japanese group Yoshida is investing in Vietnam

From Japan this week, three important information: first the Japanese company, Yoshida is investing in a new plant in Vietnam, secondly it has also started producing mascara, which is new for this company, and finally the company has managed to develop its own injection-moulding technology for thick-walled bottles with strong variations in thickness.

It had become a recurrent subject these past months... the information has just been disclosed by Yuzo Yoshida, President of Yoshida, a recognized Japan specialist in the moulding and decoration of high added value plastic parts... “The construction of the new factory of the Group, he detailed, just begun in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, on a plot of 20,000 sqm. The production area will initially be of 3,000 sqm, enabling to host a dozen injection blow moulding machines with a production capacity of three million plastic bottles per month.

Amount invested, ten million dollars. A factory which, according to the President, “should enable to increase by one and a half its production capacity in the next three years.

It may be recalled that Yoshida, whose total turnover amounts to 180 million dollars, owned so far, six production sites, including four in Japan, one in Tianjin, near Beijing, and one in Taiwan, as part of a partnership. The group employs about 1,100 people and is still very focused on its domestic market, which accounts for 80% of its turnover. The group has two sales offices abroad, one in New York, and the other in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, near Paris.

With operations in all cosmetic segments

With the exception of lipsticks, Yoshida is now present in all segments of cosmetics. Currently, the group is best known abroad for its make-up cases and especially for its airtight cases. Yoshida also boasts an extensive know-how in eco-refills. The group also produces flexible tubes and has recently invested in a new filling unit in Shizuoka.

Latest development to date, its popular product, Plaglass™, developed with the DuPont group and which enables both, to design a over moulded glass like bottle and above all to vary shapes while perfectly protecting the decoration printed between two walls.

We have also developed our own technology,” explained Yuzo Yoshida, “that we are developing in Japan, of course, but that we will also be developing in our other plants, including the one in Ho Chi Min City.

The cosmetic sector accounts for about 65% of sales and the remaining, telephony. The make-up sector at large is by far the group’s leading market closely followed by skincare. Not forgetting also its activity in flexible tubes (35 million annually), which is not insignificant. The Group invested about a year ago in a tube filling factory in Shizuoka.

Jean-Yves Bourgeois

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