Stoelzle’s Masnieres, France sites will become its new centre of excellence in terms of high-end flacons for the perfumery and cosmetics markets.

Stoelzle said major investment would be made to the sites to upgrade production and decoration equipment.

The Masnieres glassworks site and a nearby decoration facility were bought by Stoelzle in December 2013 and are now called Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie and Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie Décoration. Both sites have been fully integrated into the Stoelzle group.

The centre of excellence will focus on conception, production and decoration of luxury perfume bottles and high-end packaging glass for the cosmetics sector.

The Masnieres production site (pictured) will focus on the luxury sector and bespoke designs, which will include work on new decoration techniques.

Stoelzle Glass group owner, Dr Cornelius Grupp, will be President, while Mr Etienne Gruyez has been promoted to Director General. Stoelzle CEO, Johannes Schick, will coordinate the group’s sales and marketing activities.