GHP Q1 2021

GHP / Q1 2021 57 , Sep201021 Hungarianmanufacturing and production company, PL Beauty Cosmetics, produces and manages the distribution of innovative new cosmetics solutions. As it reflects on its practices, we are provided with a glimpse into what makes up its internal workings. The Production Powerhouse Behind Beauty PL Beauty Cosmetics Ltd is a high capacity cosmetic and beauty product manufacturer. Boasting a vast array of comprehensive skills and capabilities, all of which are managed in-house to serve a worldwide client base, PL Beauty develops and produces both branded and private personal care products. With over 140 employees and 30 years of experience between certain brands, its manufacturing base in Veszprém is renowned in its industry. PL Beauty considers itself an expert in both consumer and industry. It has expertise in research and product development for clients wishing to investigate how best to approach a new product, and a dedication to research and development that allows these ideas to become success stories. Its product lines include creams and serums for all skin types, skincare regimen kits, and microderm treatments as well as products to help with rosacea, acne, and wrinkles. Furthermore, it is skilled in production and capacity planning – from aspects such as project management to domestic and global source and supply chain management. In this way, it grants its clients peace of mind that their orders will be met in a timely manner. It also ensures the strict management of quality control and stock management. Its aim is simple: ‘to serve [its] clients’ needs according to the highest standards in the field of private label cosmetic production and cosmetics contract manufacturing’. All the work that it accomplishes is driven by a vision of becoming the beauty industry’s no.1 supplier by way of building long term partnerships. Making it stand out from its competition is its confidence in these partnerships. By ensuring it can fulfil and wholeheartedly serve a client’s needs, it can build relationships with them that ensure future work for the company. It also prides itself on the production and delivery of not just high-quality goods, but high-quality marketing, commercial, logistics and technical support during its work. For PL Beauty, as well as quality, hygiene standards are also a foremost issue – especially during the current world climate. Under its current standardized procedure, all incoming packaging materials are brought under an intense microbiology trial, and any finished products are only allowed to leave the site after a five-day long verification procedure, during which PL Beauty makes sure that the products meet the rest requirements. A benefit to its business model of close and intimate work with a client means that it can provide for even the most complex of needs with mindfully designed procedures. Its professional staff work to offer tailor-made solutions in a cost-effective manner that results in a good quality product in competitive lead times, with full traceability under ISO 22716:2007 Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practise. Its innovations include its DUMEK TURBO-MEK 1000 and 50 kg vacuum processing units for its cream products, integrated smart camera system for filling line inspections, and quality management system. This system rigorously fits within the standards of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22716 GMP and ISO 13485 for medical devices. Furthermore, bulk storage is solved by using polypropylene bulk dispensers, resistant to minus 20-degree to 40-degree fluctuations in temperature. Over the course of the past year, the beauty industry has felt the sting of the pandemic in an estimated 30% drop in global revenue in the face of a looming recession. In tandem with this, the gap between luxury and mass market products has only widened as customer trends accelerate and buying habits change. PL Beauty has had to adopt a new agile approach to adapt to all these challenges, but it still marches forward, continually investing in its facilities to better itself further. Its cold mix surfactant production allows for up to a five-tonne batch, its hot mix up to three tonnes and its vacuum up to one tonne. Its on-site laboratory also provides the formulation of new products out of raw materials. In the future, it seeks a full endof-line automized approach to packaging and pallet building, as well as the implementation of a barcode system site-wide. It is also looking forward to the debut of its doypack filling, sheet-mask filling, and sachet filling projects – all of this will be introduced alongside its new rapid microbial detection methods. Using these innovations, it will be able to offer a wider and deeper service than ever with even more timely hygiene controls, giving results in just 18-24 hours. It hopes that these developments will earn it yet more accolades: PL Beauty is currently going for gold, working towards its Vegan and Ecocert certifications within new lines. Company: PL Beauty Cosmetics Contact: Ákos Sebestyén Web: