The new operation, which involved a total investment that exceeds $5 million, houses fully automated fragrance sampling and compounding machines, R&D and product testing facilities and sales and marketing offices to support future growth plans throughout Colombia and the South American region.
The location of the facility, within the free trade zone, will also help expand the division’s sales outside of Colombia where the company has ambitious targets. Coupled with increased manufacturing capacity, this means that CPL Colombia is well established to service new customers whilst being able to keep its lead times short and deliver excellent customer service.'
“Previously, CPL Aromas Colombia manufactured 100% of fragrances we needed to meet the growing demand in the region. With the new factory, we have doubled our production capacity and we are able to expand it even further if necessary. We are going to turn Colombia into a fragrance hub for the entire region,” said Germán Ronderos, general manager of CPL Aromas Colombia.