Colep is a global leader in the personal care, cosmetics, home care and health care segments. In Europe, as well as holding a leading position in providing contract manufacturing services for these segments, the company also produces metal and plastic packaging. It is the Iberian market leader of the general line segment, as well as one of the most important European players in the tinplate aerosol industry.
Since 2010 Colep has also led the Brazilian market in contract manufacturing services for the personal care and home care industries, operating through the companies Colep Itatiba and Colep Louveira.
In 2013 the company extended its activity to North America through the acquisition of a personal care contract manufacturing plant in Querétaro, Mexico. At the same time, the company also established itself in the Middle East, through a joint venture with the Albatha Group, a UAE based conglomerate manufacturing aerosol based products.
Also in 2013 Colep established a strategic alliance with the "One Asia Network", an association of Daizo Corporation of Japan and Pax Australia. This alliance, named "ACOA - the Alliance of Colep and One Asia", shares best practices, know-how and innovation knowledge as well as manufacturing and supply chain expertise. It allows Colep the opportunity to offer its customers a worldwide platform for the implementation of their projects and the manufacture of their products.
Colep is now directly established in three continents, with two plants in Brazil, one in Mexico, seven in Europe and one in the Middle East. Together with the "One Asia Network", the company is part of a global network which includes seventeen manufacturing units in Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, the UAE, Japan, China, Thailand and Australia. This global footprint allows the company and its partners to support their customers on a global basis.