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Aptar Oyonnax: The Symbol of Aptar Beauty’s Strategic Presence and Vision in France

With the inauguration on July 12th of its new site dedicated to luxury packaging in Oyonnax (Ain department), Aptar is further strengthening its ties with France, and demonstrating its innovative and virtuous industrial policy at every level.

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By Vanessa Miremont Global Brand Communications Senior Manager, Aptar Beauty
12 Jul 2023

A 42 million euro investment

Operational since the beginning of January 2023, the state-of-the-art site dedicated to custom luxury beauty in Oyonnax represents a €42 million investment and occupies a surface area of 25,000 m2.

Previously spread over five sites, 80% of its production tools were relocated in a record time of four weeks, thanks to the commitment of the local teams, creating a seamless transition to the facility for customers and employees. The entire construction and site development work was completed in less than a year.

Aptar Oyonnax joined forces with the promoter “M PLUS M”, to have an industrial site that blends into nature, which respects people and the environment, in partnership with ADEME and CLEVIA (Eiffage group) for an audacious and efficient construction.

Over and above this feat and a new 4.0 infrastructure, this site, which employs 460 people, is part of Aptar’s global growth and transformation strategy. The objective is for Aptar Beauty to consolidate its leading position in the prestige packaging market, and even better, to make Oyonnax the new cradle of made-to-measure luxury packaging.

“Our new Oyonnax facility demonstrates our commitment to remaining a leading industrial player in France – particularly in this beautiful region. France has a long history of elegance, coupled with innovation and engineering expertise. Over the past five years, we will have invested 175 million euros to expand in France, further leveraging the exceptional talent and expertise and providing even more value to our customers.”

Stephan Tanda, President and CEO, Aptar


A project of excellence, a showcase of the group’s know-how

By bringing together five sites in a single location, Aptar aims to strengthen its core business at Oyonnax, by improving its production processes and optimizing the industrial and operational performance of its production unit. Thanks to cutting-edge technologies, unique technical skills and the professionalism of its staff, Aptar Beauty aims to meet its customers’ expectations and deliver a wide range of increasingly innovative, technically sophisticated, personalized and high-end products.

A true showcase for Aptar’s expertise, the Oyonnax site offers agility, flexibility and operational efficiency to further consolidate the transatlantic group’s industrial leadership.

A low environmental impact

In line with Aptar’s sustainability approach, the transformation of the Oyonnax site meets the highest environmental standards and aims to reduce the carbon impact of the entire sector.

This building will save 45% energy¹ and reduce CO2 emissions by 58%¹, through heat recovery and the end of inter-site transport.

The Aptar Oyonnax building is technologically and sustainably innovative as it recovers all the heat from its internal processes to become virtually self-sufficient, has a new natural light detection system (LED/Advanced system) and an extra-white roof that absorbs heat and thus reduces the use of air-conditioning. These features and performance improvements have allowed for the site to obtain LEED v4 Silver level certification, the first French industrial site to receive this certification, as well as the label Biodivercity for the preservation of species around the site.

This initiative is one of Aptar’s major achievements in terms of sustainability.

Aptar operates ten ISCC PLUS-certified sites, over 95% of global electricity consumption comes from renewable sources, and over 60% of its production sites are certified Landfill Free. Aptar’s focus on sustainability has been recognized by many external organizations, such as EcoVadis². Since 2021, the company has maintained an EcoVadis Platinum Medal, placing Aptar among the top 1% of rated companies in terms of corporate responsibility.

1 Projections vs 2018 performance
2 The EcoVadis assessment methodology is one of the world’s benchmark platforms for CSR assessments of companies. It is based on international standards and  steered by a scientific committee of CSR and supply chain experts, to guarantee independent and reliable CSR assessments.

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