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Faber-Castell Cosmetics Opening U.S. Facility in Elgin

Faber-Castell’s private-label cosmetics platform has leased its first North American manufacturing facility in Elgin, IL. The $9-million facility will produce cosmetic pencils for the North American market, and Faber-Castell plans to begin moving in at the end of this year.

“The U.S. facility will become Faber-Castell Cosmetics’ beta factory with exceptional, industry-standard processes and systems, in addition to offering U.S. customers the same speed-to-market and convenience now enjoyed by Europe and Brazil,” said company president Mary von Faber-Castell. The company has declined to reveal the facility’s specific location until it opens, the Daily Herald reported.

“Illinois now joins Brazil and Germany on our list of production sites,” said Faber-Castell Cosmetics’ Christina Zech. “The strategic location in between the coasts, along with the exceptional workforce Illinois boasts, made it a natural choice for our next facility.” Founded in 1761, Germany-based Faber-Castell launched its cosmetics division 40 years ago.

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