Our visit to Rimmel and Max Factor manufacturers, Coty

Posted on 13 March 2024

The AshfordFOR team visited cosmetics and skin care manufacturers, Coty, located in Ashford.

Earlier this month, AshfordFOR, Kent Chamber of Commerce, Ashford MP Damian Green and Ashford Borough Council visited the Coty factory in Ashford’s Eureka Park.

Coty is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fragrances, skin care, colour cosmetics and body care products. They make products for the likes of Rimmel and Max Factor which are sold around the world. In fact, Ashford is the only place to have its very own, purpose built plant across the Coty portfolio.

The meeting was an excellent opportunity to see how Coty are encouraging employee upskilling and working in partnerships with the likes of Ashford College. This not only brings new talent into the business but also adds to its current workforce, providing hundreds of jobs for people in Ashford.

“The workforce here is a treasure. They have a strong work ethic, and as long as we are clear on the ‘what’ and the ‘why,’ they rise to any challenge.”

Mary Brody , Coty, General Manager
The AshfordFOR team alongside the team at Coty

Employing approximately 9,000 people globally, this is high praise from a company experienced not only in volume manufacture, but also people management. The site in Ashford currently hosts just over 340 local employees, who work in the areas of production and manufacture of liquid products like mascara, powder products such as eye-shadows and molded products, such as lipsticks.

Find out more about Coty in Ashford.