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Swallowfield to open plant in Czech Republic

Specialist designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of cosmetics and toiletries to own label companies and big brand names Swallowfield has announced it is to open its own manufacturing base in the Czech Republic.

Built to the company’s own specification, the 3,266 m2 factory in Tabor will undertake filling, finishing and packaging operations for toiletries and cosmetics. Expected to be completed in November the plant, is expected to commence manufacture by Janaury 2008. It will “sit alongside and complement” Swallowfield’s existing plants in the UK and its sourcing operation in China.

Ian Mackinnon, Swallowfield ceo, says: “We are continually looking at ways in which we can provide a better service to our customers and run a more profitable business – and part of our strategy has focused on making the most of low-cost manufacturing centres in the emerging markets. The Czech Republic is renowned for its engineering and production skills, and has good infrastructure and communication links to the UK. This, combined with the fact that the factory will operate under our control, means our customers will benefit from the same high standards of quality, management and good manufacturing practice for which Swallowfield is known.”

Swallowfield ceo Ian Mackinnon says the company is keen to “make the most of low-cost manufacturing centres in emerging markets” Ian_Mackinnon