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Schwan Cosmetics USA: Grand Opening in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24.09.2015 – Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics
• 350 jobs in Rutherford County
• 40-million-USD invest
• State-of-the-art and FDA-compliant manufacturing facility on 173,000 square-feet
MURFEESBORO – With a “big color bang” Schwan Cosmetics USA, Inc. celebrates the Grand Opening of its new facilities in Murfreesboro, Ten-nessee. It is the powerful and future-oriented integration of its two aging plants in Piscataway (New Jersey) and Lewisburg (Tennessee) into one centralized location. With this 40-million investment, Schwan Cosmetics will provide about 350 jobs in Rutherford County.

The new facility showcases an attractive state-of-the-art building, reflect-ing our high-profile global cosmetic brand client base. “Our intention is to convey a distinct and honest message to our customers, employees and neighbors: a relentless commitment to exceptional quality, a spirit of innovation, and exceptional service and value.” says Dr. Jörg Karas, Gen-eral Manager of Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG. These feelings are captured in the Company’s corporate slogan “inspiration engineered”, which is displayed on the building’s front façade. The actu-al architecture of the facility also portrays the Company’s brand image.

“The first appearance of our premises is an important factor in Schwan’s brand position and is one of the groups’ main goals,” comments Dr. Jörg Karas. The facility supports highly automated production and provides ease of maintenance while complying with applicable industry regula-tions. In order to be environmentally responsible and sustainable the Company incorporated high performance construction and energy effi-cient systems.

As the US headquarters for Schwan Cosmetics, this facility seamlessly houses cross function teams for corporate administration, new product research and development, product manufacturing, distribution and em-ployee amenities. The areas for each of these teams are thoughtfully in-tegrated and collaborative in layout and connectivity.

Schwan Cosmetics USA, Inc. is a 100-percent subsidiary of Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG. Originally located in Piscataway, NJ, Schwan Cosmetics USA, Inc. was founded in 1995. In 2010, Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG purchased Cosmolab located in Lewisburg, Tennessee. This new US Headquarters in Murfreesboro, Ten-nessee, combines the two companies into a single center of excellence for the product development and manufacture of color cosmetics for US and global cosmetic brands. Globally, the US consumer market continues to be #1 in color cosmetic sales. In its state-of-the-art Murfreesboro facil-ity, Schwan Cosmetics USA, Inc. will support their brand partners by pro-ducing innovative, high quality color cosmetic pencils for eyes, lips, face and brow. “As a new-comer to the Murfreesboro area, we are looking forward to being a good community steward, providing a progressive work environment and building strong relationships within the communi-ty for decades,” says Holli Montgomery, Managing Director for Schwan Cosmetics USA, Inc.

Since 1927, the Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG has stood for innovative cosmetic products, customer focus and a comprehensive range of services. The Company’s know-how and trend-setting perfor-mance has made the Private-Label Manufacturer the global market lead-er in innovative cosmetic pencils. During the fiscal year 2014/15, sales have increased by seven percent up to around 350 million USD. About 2,900 employees in eleven production facilities worldwide contribute to the economic success.

The Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG is a Subgroup of the 160-year-old internationally-operating Schwan-STABILO Group with its headquarter in Heroldsberg (near Nuremberg), Germany. The family-owned Corporate Group operates in three independent business areas – cosmetics, writing instruments and outdoor equipment – and is, nowa-days, run by its fifth generation. “The Group’s special structure guaran-tees our financial independence, making it possible to plan over the long term and to undertake future-oriented investments,” declares Dirk Schwanhäußer, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Schwanhäußer Indus-trieholding GmbH & Co. KG. Schwan-STABILO which is, today, among the 100 best German medium-sized companies, yielded a sales volume of around 700 million USD during the fiscal year 2014/15, and employs more than 4,400 people worldwide of which almost 50 percent work in German locations.

Schwan Cosmetics USA, Inc.
Donna King
3202 Elam Farms Parkway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37127 USA
Phone: (615) 396-9126
e-mail: Donna.King@schwancosmeticsusa.com