Swiss-British company AP Organics is setting sights on Japan's cosmetics market for growth outside of Europe, with the firm believing it holds great prospects for its CBD ingredients and services.
The company supplies hemp and cannabinoid (CBD) materials to manufacturers across multiple sectors, including cosmetics. It also operates as an OEM manufacturer for companies that do not have the infrastructure to produce CBD products themselves.
It entered the Japanese market in 2019, dealing mainly with players in the vape industry.
However, it was hoping to break into Japan’s cosmetics industry, where managing director Gavin Ogilvie saw the most potential for CBD because of the clear regulations in place.