CPL Aromas Colombia has opened its new operation in the Zona Franca de Tocancipá, where it has built a new creative centre and manufacturing site. A total investment that exceeds five million dollars, the site covers an area of 5000m2. It houses fully automated fragrance sampling and compounding machines, state of the art 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 means that CPL Colombia is well established to service new customers whilst being able to keep its short lead times and excellent customer service.
“Before, 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”, says Germán Ronderos, General Manager of CPL Aromas Colombia. “We are going to turn Colombia into the hub of fragrances for the entire region”
The facility was built with sustainability in mind and to create as little impact as possible on the environment. Several systems were implemented: using more than 280 solar panels to create up to 30% of the energy used at the factory, 100% of the lighting has been created with LED systems, use of ecological sanitary batteries and a rainwater collection system.
The new factory will operate according to CPL Aromas’ global standards and will have the means to provide support to the global production team as and when necessary.
This significant investment ratifies the trust that CPL has in this dynamic region, its customers and the CPL Colombia team.