A photo of Suzhou Kolmar's newly-built plant, which is located in Xushuguan, Suzhou New District. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
The new plant of cosmetics producer Suzhou Kolmar started operations in Xushuguan, Suzhou New District on June 28.
The first phase of the plant started construction in October 2018, covering 1.52 square kilometers, with a total investment of 268.83 million yuan ($41.62 million). It will serve as the cosmetics research and development center of Nihon Kolmar in China.
The second phase of the plant is expected to start construction in November. It will further develop and expand the production scale of the company's high-end cosmetics, as well as introduce the latest cosmetic production line developed in Japan. It is expected to achieve an output value of over 1 billion yuan after being put into operation.
Established in 1997 in SND, Suzhou Kolmar is a Japanese-owned company invested in by Nihon Kolmar. It mainly produces daily chemicals for skin care, beauty care, hair care, manicures, cosmetics, and perfume.
Suzhou Kolmar has become one of the top 10 advanced cosmetics production bases in China.
SND is home to 620 Japanese companies, making up one third of the total number of foreign companies in the district.