Verescence has invested €2.2 million in two silk-screen printing lines at its bottle finishing plant in Ecouché, Orne, France.

The Verescence d'Ecouché (Orne) factory specialises in decorating bottles of perfume.

Screen printing - which is based on the stencil principle - is used in particular to apply the imprint and the name of the perfume.

With this investment, the plant ‘modernises its production lines and increases its production capacity,’ said Julien Pagnacco, human resources manager for the plant, which employs 250 people and 70 temporary workers.

The investment includes €200,000 for the training of 26 employees in the use of new machines.

The Ecouché factory also produces decorations by lacquering, chemical and mechanical etching (sanding) and gluing. It ensures the completion of the bottles for companies such as Hermes, Dior, L'Oreal, Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent.

Thomas Riou, Verescence CEO; Hélène Marchand, Verescence France General Manager; and Yann-Régis Leconte, the Factory Manager at Verescence Orne; officially opened the production lines in the presence of Bertrand Deniaud, Vice-President of the Normandy Region.