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Gattefossé strengthens its international presence and lays the foundation stone for its production site in Texas


The foundation stone for Gattefossé's brand new production site in North America will be laid on Wednesday, June 8, at a ceremony attended by Gattefossé teams and officials from the city of Lufkin, Texas.

This production facility will manufacture specialty lipid-based ingredients for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, thus increasing the Group's production capacity. The plant is expected to deliver its first productions in 2024.

GATTEX, Gattefossé in Texas: a major project in the history of Gattefossé

Gattefossé began its international development in the 80s and opened subsidiaries all over the world. In addition to commercial entities, the Group has invested in various facilities to strengthen its global presence:

Three Technical Centers of Excellence have been built in India, China and the United States; in addition to laboratories in France. These laboratories provide assistance and technical support to customers in the development of their formulas, they are also a source of inspiration.

Two production lines have been developed in Singapore and Spain, in addition to the main production site located in Lyon, France.

The decision to set up a new industrial site in the United States is a logical follow-up to the Group's development.

The construction of a new production site in North America is a new step in Gattefossé's international reach. It will enable the Group to respond to several strategic challenges. First, increase our global production capacity and offer a back-up solution on three continents. Then, to further improve the management of our environmental impacts through the reduction of delivery distances and the eco-design of the plant. This major investment of more than $50 million is the largest project our Group has ever carried out in its history, marking a turning point: our transition from a mid-sized company to a global industrial group ," explains Eduardo De Purgly, CEO of the Gattefossé Group.

A new stage in corporate social responsibility

The Gattex project is part of the group's CSR roadmap, called Gatt'Up & Act. The production site will mainly serve regional customers, thus limiting the impacts related to transportation.

The plant will be Certified Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a globally recognized label for sustainability, preservation and conservation of resources.

The United States, a strategic choice for the Group's development

"Gattefossé's presence in North America began with the creation of the subsidiary in the United States in 1982. Since then, the organization has grown considerably. The opening of the Technical Center of Excellence in 2017 in Paramus, NJ was an important milestone. The construction of a brand new manufacturing facility in Lufkin, TX, is another major step in our strategy to better penetrate North America, the leading market for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. It will improve our proximity to our customers while contributing to the local economy through the creation of new jobs. In addition, it will meet the demand of our customers who are eagerly awaiting "Made in the USA" says Eric Brun, President and CEO of Gattefossé USA and Canada

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