Bormioli Luigi develops Spanish glassworks to serve fragrance and cosmetics

Bormioli Luigi develops Spanish glassworks to serve fragrance and cosmetics

Italian glassmaker Bormioli Luigi’s Azuqueca, Spain site will produce flacons for the fragrance and cosmetics market. The site was previously dedicated to the group’s tableware business. 

Bormioli Luigi is progressively transforming its site in Azuqueca, Spain, some 40km from Madrid. Used for the group’s tableware business since its purchase in 2017, the site is undergoing a metamorphosis – as previously reported in Formes de Luxe – to serve the fragrance and cosmetics market.

The site will have four IS lines: the first came online in 2022, while the fourth is slated for the beginning of 2024. Total production capacity at the site will stand at 90 million units per year, which translates to a 30% increase in overall production capacity for the group.

A decoration unit is also planned at the Spanish site. “Once the factory is up to capacity, we’ll develop the decoration activity. We already decorate our tableware there, so we’ll do the same for perfumery and cosmetics. We forecast this for 2024,” Simone Baratta, director of the Perfume & Prestige Business Unit, said last fall.

Bormioli Luigi is investing some €200m as part of its 2019-2023 investment plan. Further investments are planned over 2024-2028, when the glassmaker will focus on structural growth, management of production tools and flows and innovation.

“We must continue to support brands with an adapted service in line with demand, build growth as partners, optimize products and engage in ever more sustainable innovation,” Baratta said in a statement.

Simone Baratta, Director of Bormioli Luigi's Perfume & Prestige Business Unit

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