Mary Kay to Relocate Global Manufacturing Operations - Global Trade Magazine
  December 18th, 2015 | Written by

Mary Kay to Relocate Global Manufacturing Operations

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  • Mary Kay CEO David Holl: “New facility will be on the leading edge of design, construction and production.”
  • 75 percent of Mary Kay’s current business is overseas.
  • Over 50 percent of the products produced at Mary Kay’s current manufacturing facility are exported.
  • Mary Kay’s existing manufacturing facility produces 1.1 million cosmetic units per day; 57 percent are exported.

International cosmetics brand Mary Kay Inc. has decided to build a new $100 million global manufacturing and research and development facility in Lewisville, Texas.

The criteria for selecting the new site included “employee and logistical considerations,” as well as proximity to the company’s other local facilities, including its global headquarters in Addison, a distribution center in Carrollton and a warehouse facility in Dallas, the company said.

“We are committed to the latest in technological innovation and Mary Kay’s new facility will be on the leading edge of design, construction and production,” said Mary Kay president and CEO, David Holl.

“As we approach the status of a top five beauty brand globally and following several years of double digit growth, the new facility will support our company’s future needs,” said Holl.

“Today, approximately 75 percent of our business is overseas and yet more than 50 percent of the products produced at our current manufacturing facility are exported to our international markets. So, it’s essential that we continue to have state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facilities to produce the best-in-the-industry products to our independent sales force and ultimately to our Mary Kay brand lovers around the world.”

Lewisville, said Holl, was identified “as the optimal location for our new facility as it will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality skin care and color cosmetics for our more than 3.5 million independent sales force members worldwide.”

Mary Kay’s existing global manufacturing and R&D facility opened in Dallas in 1969. The 420,000 square foot facility produces 1.1 million cosmetic units per day, 57 percent of which are exported.

Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in July 2016 with a projected completion date in the first quarter of 2018.