International

  • MMI Launches Global Brand Of Personal Care Products

    November 15, 2005
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The consumer division of MMI, a Dubai-based leisure and retail marketing and distribution company, launched the Sanex personal body care range in the UAE. The brand is already sold in 25 countries. The UAE product range consist…


  • Silab Creates Two Subsidiaries

    November 15, 2005
    FRANCE: Silab, France, created two new subsidiaries in 2003. Silab Inc., the company’s new U.S. subsidiary, is a technical support and customer service unit based in New Jersey. Silab Inc. will communicate with the scientific units of Silab in…


  • New Internet Technology Makes Scents

    November 15, 2005
    THE UNITED KINGDOM: New technology may soon enable internet users in Britain to spice up their e-mails with fragrances. According to the Times newspaper, Telewest Broadband, a British internet service provider, plans to market what is being called a…


  • Michelman Names Kelly Exclusive Agent

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Michelman Inc., Cincinnati, named Kelly Chemical Corp. as its exclusive agent for the People’s Republic of China. Kelly, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has additional offices in Taichung and Kaohsuang. In China, Kelly has offices in Sh…


  • Russian Perfumery and Cosmetics Grow in 2003

    November 15, 2005
    RUSSIA: In February, ExpoMediaGroup, Staraya Krepost, held a briefing to provide an update on the 2003 Russian perfumery and cosmetics market. According to company representatives, the market in 2003 was $5.2 billion, constituting a 20% increase from…


  • O Boticrio Increases Budget

    November 15, 2005
    BRAZIL: O Boticário, with franchises in Brazil, Portugal, Japan, Angola, Mozambique and Mexico, will spend 13% more on marketing this year compared to 2003, to $18 million, company executives said. “We increase investments (every year)…


  • Ballestra Provides Services for UJS Plant

    November 15, 2005
    SYRIA: Daaboul Group-controlled UJS opened a new LAB plant in Damascus. The plant uses the UOP HF alkylation process and includes a five-MW power station, company executives said. Ballestra SpA, Milan, provided the project management, detail enginee…


  • Gerresheimer Expands Production in Belgium

    November 15, 2005
    BELGIUM: The Gerresheimer Group, a leading international manufacturer of glass packaging for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, is expanding production in Belgium to strengthen the future of Momignies as a production location. New high-performance smel…


  • Nihon LOral Acquires Shareholding In Shu Uemura Cosmetics

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: The L’Oréal Group signed an agreement whereby Nihon L’Oréal KK, the group’s Japanese subsidiary, will acquire majority shareholding in Shu Uemura Cosmetics Inc., executives said. Three years after acquiring 35…


  • Detergent Producer Will Be Free from Inspection

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Liquid detergents produced by Xi’an Kaimi Co. Ltd., based in Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, will be free from inspection within the next three years, according to a list released by the General Administ…


  • New Purac Office Serves Korean Market

    November 15, 2005
    SOUTH KOREA: Purac opened a local office in Seoul as part of the company’s strategy to enhance its relations with its Korean business partners, executives said. Purac Korea began operations Sept. 1, 2003. Along with local distribution partners…


  • Chanel Opens Boutique in London

    November 15, 2005
    THE UK: Chanel opened its first global boutique last month in Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge. The brand’s complete collection is available for the first time at the Chanel Colour Studio, stocking products that until now were exclusive to Asia, A…


  • Kao To Acquire Kanebos Cosmetics Operations

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. is in the final stage of negotiations to purchase the cosmetics operations of Kanebo Ltd. The acquisition is expected to exceed $3.8 billion. Under the proposed agreement, Kanebo will sell the operations to a new company to be set u…


  • Shiseido Looks for Growth Overseas

    November 14, 2005
    JAPAN: Shiseido will rely on global business, with an emphasis on China, as its next growth engine, according to Morio Ikeda, president and chief executive officer. According to Mr. Ikeda, the company plans to generate 40% of its global sales from ov…


  • Henkel Modernizes and Expands Plants

    November 14, 2005
    POLAND: German company Henkel announced plans to invest more than $7 million this year to modernize and expand its production lines in five Polish plants.…