60 new jobs to be created at Cork's former Yves Rocher plant

60 new jobs to be created at Cork's former Yves Rocher plant
Tánaiste Simon Coveney speaking with Aiden Corcoran, CEO Cosmetic Creations at the official opening of the Cosmetic Creations’ Cork site. Pic Darragh Kane

Sixty new jobs will be created in Cork in the former Yves Rocher plant on the city's northside.

Cosmetic Creations Ltd make cosmetic, skincare, personal care, self-tanning, supplements and pharmaceutical products on a contract basis for other companies and retailers.

Cosmetic Creations make cosmetic, skincare, personal care and self-tanning products at the former Yves Rocher Plant in Cork. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Cosmetic Creations make cosmetic, skincare, personal care and self-tanning products at the former Yves Rocher Plant in Cork. Picture: Denis Minihane.

They have secured an investment of €7.5 million that will see the creation of 90 new jobs, 60 in Cork and 30 at their headquarters in Mayo.

The announcement was made as they officially opened their Cork site, in the former Yves Rocher plant in the Kilbarry Business Park.

The 60 Cork jobs will be across operations, supply chain, quality and formulation development in Cork, bringing the workforce on Dublin Hill to 100. 

Cosmetic Creations will manufacture over four million units in 2019, consisting of more than 100 individual products, most formulated in house. It is expected to grow this number to over 15 million units by 2022. 

Shipping to more than 15 countries, clients include private label national brand names and Irish, the UK and European retail multiples.

Aiden Corcoran, owner of Cosmetic Creations, said the acquisition and expansion of the former Yves Rocher site in Cork is the largest and most significant step in their growth plan. 

"We are also delighted to have been able to rehire over 30 of the former Yves Rocher employees at our Cork site," he said.

Yves Rocher announced in December 2017 that they would close the plant with the loss of 60 jobs.

“Over the last twelve months, we have invested in advanced formulation and manufacturing technologies in both Mayo and Cork, significantly expanding output capacity. Our target is to deliver over 7 million units next year to Ireland, the UK and Europe, and we look forward to partnering with leading brands that wish to bring quality Irish-made products to the market.”

Officially opening the Cork site, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD said: “It’s fantastic to see an indigenous company expanding nationally. Manufacturing is hugely important to both the Cork and national economy, and I look forward to Cosmetics Creations’ continued success.” 

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