Knowlton Development Corporation, a global leader providing value-added solutions for beauty, personal care, and home care brands, continues to grow with the acquisition of V Manufacturing & Logistics.
WHO: V Manufacturing & Logistics (VML) is an innovative value-added manufacturer specializing in small-batch beauty and personal care products based in Walnut, California. Founded in 2007, VML serves some of the most prestigious and emerging cosmetic companies throughout the United States from its FDA-registered and cGMP-compliant facility in Diamond Bar, CA.
Headquartered in Longueuil, Québec, Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/ONE) is a trusted global provider of value-added solutions to many of the world's leading brands in the beauty, personal care, and home care categories. The company partners closely with both industry-leading consumer products companies and fast-growing independent brands in the ideation, formulation, design, packaging, and manufacturing of products.
WHY: This strategic acquisition will expand capabilities increasing personalization and catering to prestige and emerging beauty brands offering turnkey services and solutions. The introduction of a small-run specialist to the network will also provide the necessary flexibility to offer personalized product capabilities to brands across the organization's portfolio.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: "The addition of VML presents an enhanced value chain for fast growing brands to move through from concept development and formulation, to packaging and production," said Nick Whitley, CEO, KDC/ONE.
"VML will add operational excellence and an outstanding track record to our business complementing the formulation expertise of our Benchmark Laboratory operations, and the packaging design and production prowess of HCT. KDC/ONE's full-service, end-to-end innovation network will deliver enhanced responsiveness, flexibility, and agility for countless beauty visionaries and entrepreneurs," Whitley continued.
“V Manufacturing and Logistics could not have found a better home than KDC/ONE; we are excited to offer our customers access to the full range of innovative solutions offered by KDC/ONE," said Florence Nacino, CEO and President of VML. "Both companies are focused on delivering exceptional customer service. We have built VML on the customer trust earned through years of exceeding expectations and flawless execution. Joining a global network will now allow us to expand our reach and fuel the growth of incredible brands.”
- KDC/ONE to acquire V Manufacturing & Logistics. The financial terms were not disclosed.
- The KDC/ONE network has been purpose-built to scale with a customer's needs. Each of its most recent acquisitions have seen KDC/ONE grow its operations, capabilities, and global platform to better serve its customers and anticipate their evolving requirements.
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