LVMH cuts ribbon on Shanghai R&D center
Some companies may be struggling to navigate the post-pandemic landscape in China but LVMH isn’t one of them. The luxury goods conglomerate has cut the ribbon on an R&D center in Shanghai, focused on luxury beauty, according to a report published by WWD.
Shiseido opens new Beauty Planet facility to offer factory tours
Shiseido is set to offer factory tours at its newly opened facility named Shiseido Beauty Planet, located at Fukuoka Kurume Factory.
Croda breaks ground on manufacturing plant in Dahej
Croda has broken ground on a manufacturing plant in Dahej, India, according to a report published by Chemical Industry Digest. The UK-based ingredients manufacturer has invested Rs500 crore in this first phase.
Henkel opens J-beauty innovation hub in Tokyo
Henkel has cut the ribbon on a J-beauty innovation hub in Tokyo. The center, which is dedicated to the Professional Hair segment, will leverage the long-standing expertise of Schwarzkof and Shiseido Professional in hair color developments and trends as well as premium hair and scalp care.
BASF to open new plants in China and Germany
BASF has announced its plans to open a new citral plant in China and menthol and linalool downstream plants in Germany. The new facilities are slated to come on stream from 2026 onwards.
Kolmar Korea to break ground on new high-tech plant
Kolmar Korea is set to break ground on a new AI-powered manufacturing facility in Sejong, South Korea, in a matter of months, according to a report published by Pulse News.
Amazon debuts air freight service in India
Amazon is now offering a logistics service in the all-important Indian market. The e-commerce behemoth has partnered with Quikjet Cargo Airlines and will use its Boeing 737-800 aircraft to deliver to cities across the country such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Bengaluru, according to a report published by Nikkei Asia.
Unilever factories in China and Brazil awarded Lighthouse status
Two of Unilever’s production facilities have been awarded Lighthouse statues by the World Economic Forum. The award recognises the factories’ use of technology to enhance productivity and efficiency as well as their environmental credentials.
Manufacturing in 2022 – grinding to a halt
At the start of the year, manufacturers were gearing up for growth. With the end of Covid restrictions in the west and omicron receding, it was back to business.
Mane Group invests €23 million in Indian manufacturing
French flavors and fragrances manufacturer, Mane Group has invested €23 million in two new manufacturing facilities in India, according to a report published by Indian Retailer. The company’s Chairman, Jean Mane cut the ribbon on the new Gujarat and Hyderabad plants.