Paris, March 12th 2018 – Groupe GM, leading international player in the guest amenity industry, today announced a multi-million euro investment into the expansion of its Groupe GM Cosmétiques France (GGMCF) plant in Lyon.
The factory produces high-quality amenity products for hotels in more than 70 countries and has been facing a considerable increase in orders since the last quarter of 2016.
As part of the plan, Groupe GM has invested in the extension of the GGMCF plant in Lyon. By summer 2018, the factory will grow from 4000m² to 5200m². To answer the growing demand for its amenity products, Groupe GM is planning to purchase 9 new machines in 2018 growing the plant’s production capabilities to 31 machines in total, with the possibility of adding 3 to 5 more machines in the future.
The initiative has already grown staff from 50 to 85 workers. By summer the plant will reach 100 employees, representing a doubling in staff levels over the last year.
Specific roles are to be created to assist with the plant’s transformation, as well as a dedicated recruit working on laboratory and the bulk production. In addition, new supply chain software has been deployed to streamline processes.
In terms of production, Groupe GM has witnessed significant growth in units produced. In 2015, the Lyon plant manufactured 40 million tubes and bottles. Today, units produced has increased to 65 million units and in 2019, GGMCF will be able to produce up to 85 million of tubes and bottles – more than twice the amount delivered in 2015. To re-enforce this growth, the factory has doubled its emulsion production capacity.
“The expansion of our Groupe GM Cosmétiques France factory in Lyon is an important investment for Groupe GM as it responds to the growing demand for our products”, said Laurent Marchand, President
of Groupe GM. “In the future, these investments will enable Groupe GM to have sufficient production capabilities and grow our company’s position as a leading amenity brand. Our priority is to develop partnerships with new brands and international chains, but also with new agents and distributors. We are looking forward to the new opportunities that await our group in the very near future.”