PARIS — French flavors and fragrances supplier Robertet inaugurated a new factory earlier this month in Plan de Grasse, France.
The 133,300-square-foot site, which has 350 employees, is fully automated and boasts the capacity to produce 4,000 to 6,000 tons of fragrance per year. Its construction cost 25 million euros, or $34.6 million at current exchange.
The new factory marks a return to the company’s historical roots, referring to Grasse in the 18th century when it was considered the heart of the worldwide fragrance industry, stated Philippe Maubert, chairman of Robertet’s board.
In line with Robertet’s stated ethos of using natural ingredients, respecting the environment and focusing on research and development, its new factory employs robots to unload material deliveries and combines computer systems with manpower for more precise measurements.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal, Yves Rocher, l’Occitane and Burberry are among Robertet’s clients to use the factory.