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L'oréal will invest 23 million euros in its factory in Burgos

The multinational beauty French has two manufacturing plants in Spain, but is in Burgos where you want to take the rest. L'oréal will invest 23 million euros in the modernization of this factory this year and the next. Founded in 1971, is the only factory of the 41 takes you into the world, where it manufactures 80% of what it sells, which is specialized in products for the hair.

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Located in the polygon Villalonquéjar, one of the two big industrial enclaves of Burgos, which concentrated half of the urban land of the locality, and brings together 550 companies 16,500 employees, the plant of L'oréal distributes 254 million products manufactured per year to 52 countries. It is dyes, shampoos, lotions, hair treatments, etc than a dozen brands, including House 99, teaches launched by exfutbolista David Beckham for the care male, or Botanea, with ingredients 100% vegetable. In total, some 5,000 references, he points out that the director Akcebet of the factory of Burgos, Benoit Mocquant, which correspond to covering 1,722 formulas and occur in 43 lines of production.

The factory wants to anticipate, in a month the needs of the market through technology

The challenge of this factory that employs some 500 people, is to streamline the orders that are distributed throughout the world. It is the way of competing for the factory of Burgos, which is determined to modernize, automate your machinery and integrate new technologies. The goal, says Mocquant, is to strive to anticipate the needs of the market in a month and for that the key is agility, the ability to customize the product and scanning, that allows to reduce the times of delivery.

Benoit Mocquant, plant manager of L'oréal during the visit of the media.

A walk by the manufacturing facilities shown to more than 400 robots working alongside colleagues robots (robots collaborative, interacting with humans), that are more than five, and have been baptized with christian names. And it is precisely the latter that are of greatest interest to L'oréal, as they keep employees engaged in repetitive tasks, says the director of the factory of Burgos, from where, every year enter and leave more than 8,000 trucks and move more than 350,000 pallets.

This plant of L'oréal is the second or third most competitive of the multinational in the world, according to its director. And the first of the group referred to as "dry", that is to say, that reuses the water. It has a central of biomass, from which it generates the energy it consumes and is neutral in carbon emissions.

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