Shiseido expands US production facility

Shiseido expands US production facility

Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido is expanding its US production plant in New Jersey to add research and development facilities, office space and warehouses.

The 45,000 square foot expansion will help accommodate a move planned by the company to transfer some operations from Shiseido’s plant in Monroe, Luisiana. Construction scheduled to start in April or May, and be completed by the end of the second quarter.

The company has had facilities in the New Jersey township of East Windsor since 1998. It expanded the facility once before in 2013 by adding 54,580 square feet of warehouse space and shifting some Oakland distribution operations to the site.

Edward Houlihan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Shiseido Americas, said, “Shiseido is undertaking another major step as we continue to expand our presence and business activities in East Windsor. The facility and local community have supported significant growth in Shiseido’s cosmetics and fragrance manufacturing for more than 15 years, and we have enjoyed a strong and valuable partnership with the East Windsor mayor and her team, which has been extremely helpful to our company in moving forward with our pattern of expansions in the township and proving a win-win result for everyone.”

Janice S. Mironov, Mayor of East Windsor, added, “This expansion marks another significant investment by one of East Windsor’s major corporations, bringing new tax dollars, ensuring existing jobs and adding significant numbers of new jobs to our community. We are excited that Shiseido, one of our pre-eminent companies and community-minded corporate neighbors, continues on such a positive growth pathway here in East Windsor.”