Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf reported an increase in profits for full year 2012 with all of its core brands showing strong growth, and will continue to focus on success in the emerging markets going forward.
German chemical company Oxea is looking to capitalise on local customers in China as it announced it will build its first chemical plant in the region for the production of oxo derivatives that are used in personal care products.
Beiersdorf has announced new measures designed to focus the business on skin care, which it says will weigh on next year’s operating margin, including pulling out of the color cosmetics market in Germany.
Migami, a US-based company that has made its name developing and
testing clean air technology, has acquired assets in the company
Innovay, giving it a new direction purchasing licensing rights for
cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.
Oriflame's less than impressive debut as a public listed company
and falling profits has prompted major boardroom changes,
highlighted by the appointment of Magnus Brännström as the
company's new CEO, Simon Pitman reports.
Essel Propack, an important manufacturer of laminated tubes used in
the cosmetics, personal care and toiletries sector, has acquired
the UK-based Arista Tubes, which manufactures plastic seamless
Atrium this week announced its full acquisition of active
ingredient supplier Siricie. The €1.6 million cash deal
demonstrates the trend of biotechnology companies moving further
towards novel products.