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Rimmel factory submits expansion plans to Ashford council

A cosmetics factory is set to expand making it’s Ashford branch a dominant point of its national operations.

Coty Manufacturing UK has lodged a planning application with Ashford Borough Council to expand the site in the Eureka Science Park, Kennington.

Proposals include extending the current warehouse, making it more than 16 metres tall and installing new access roads.

Coty is a colour cosmetic factor that produces; lipsticks, foundations, mascaras, lip glosses, eye and face powders for Rimmel, Miss Sporty, NYC, Astor and Manhattan.

The manufacturing process is exceedingly automated with innovative technology – such as Adept Cobra S600 robots - that assemble the products.

Mark Springer, Coty engineering director, said: “We have announced proposed changes to our international manufacturing network.

“These are the result of a detailed study of our expanded global manufacturing capacities and capabilities for each of our divisions following the merger with P and G Speciality Beauty brands and with the objective to enable our future growth.”

The company has announced plans to expand the Ashford site to become a “core centre.”

The Kennington site employs over 340 people who work in production and manufacturing of liquid products like mascara, powder products such as eye-shadows and moulded products, such as lipsticks.

To view the plans visit  http://planning.ashford.gov.uk/   and search application 16/01851/AS.

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