Created in 2008 with the acquisition of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté facility, the “industrial and logistics excellence centre” meets the L’Oréal group’s need to specialise its industrial resources and strategy in order to support the growth of L’Oréal Luxe. Located in the North-Picardie region, this centre, which is responsible for 70% of L’Oréal Luxe worldwide production, applies unique expertise resulting from years of experience and incarnated by its entire staff.
Its organisation is based on the specialisation of each of the three production plants that compose it. The Sicos site (Caudry) specialises in emulsion technologies for skin care products, mascara and foundation. In Fapagau (in Gauchy, Aisne dept.) production is dedicated to fragrances. While the Lassigny plant in the Oise department produces anhydrous make-up (Lipstick, Gloss, Powders and Varnish) and custom-made fragrances.
This specialisation by technology ensures the level of expertise and innovation required to meet the demanding brand standards and this strategy is why L’Oréal Luxe is one of the highest ranking in the cosmetics industry.
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The SICOS plant is located in the Nord department (59), in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. It was built in 1970 by the L’Oréal Group. Between 1970 and 1998, this facility produced all of the technologies for the Lancôme brand. Since then it has become specialised in emulsions and now produces the skin care products, mascara and foundations for the Yves Saint Laurent, Helena Rubinstein, Giorgio Armani, Lancôme and Biotherm brands. The plant is careful to limit its environmental impact and has set the objective of reducing its water consumption, waste production, and CO2 emissions by 50% between 2005 and 2015.
The FAPAGAU plant is located in the Aisne department (02), Picardie region. Fapagau was built in 1985 and specialises in luxury fragrance production and packaging. It works for brands like Giorgio Armani, Victor & Rolf, Lancôme, Cacharel, Diesel, Yves Saint Laurent, Biotherm and Maison Martin Margiela. It is undoubtedly the largest prestige fragrance production centre in the world today. The environmental objective the facility set to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% was achieved in 2012.
The B.R.I. (Beauté Recherche Innovation) facility is located in Lassigny in the Oise department (60), Picardie. Built in 1966 by the Yves Saint Laurent Group, it was incorporated into the L’Oréal Group’s Luxe division in 2008. The plant currently specialises in production and packaging for high-end anhydrous make-up and custom-made fragrances for brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf, and Stella McCartney. B.R.I. is committed to reducing its environmental impact and aims to reduce its water consumption, waste production and CO2 emissions by 50% between 2005 and 2015.