Suppliers at the heart of L’Oréal

This project consists of installing a supplier’s machines and staff on the actual premises of the L’Oréal production plant: a comprehensive approach directly in line with L’Oréal’s sustainable development objectives.

  • Ein neues in-house Produktionssystem wird in der Settimo Fabrik in Italien implementiert.

    Implementation of an in-house production system in the Settimo plant in Italy.

  • In der Settimo Fabrik wird substanzielles CO2 gewonnen

    On the Settimo site, the production of bottles near the packaging chain results in substantial savings in CO2.

  • 2012 sollen über eine Milliarde Produkte mit Hilfe dieses Verfahrens hergestellt werden

    In 2012, more than a billion products will be produced based on this principle. Here, on the Florence site in the United States.

  • Und am São Paulo Standort in Brasilien.

    And at the São Paulo site in Brazil.


Christophe GUESNET, Managing Director of Purchasing

Christophe GUESNET, Managing Director of Purchasing

Christophe Guesnet, General Purchasing Director gives his testimonial on "In-house" experiment at L'Oréal.

"In terms of direct impact on the environment, the “In-house” system eliminates the road transport of empty bottles and all the associated packaging, especially pallets. For the supply chain, the closeness of bottle production at the filling site results in more flexible production scheduling, which is adjusted on a daily basis. So a bottle can come off the line in the morning and be filled right away. Stock is reduced to the minimum and for some lines we produce just-in-time. Additionally, these products are made with very innovative investments in terms of industrial production, and they improve economic performance.

The “In-house” system is a comprehensive project in direct line with the group’s sustainable development targets.”

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