A pair of privately owned beauty packaging companies are joining forces in a move that will strengthen both firms, company leaders said.
Sussex IM Inc. of Sussex, Wis., and Toly Products of Zejtun, Malta, struck what the firms are calling a "strategic alliance for the benefit of brands within the beauty industry."
Sussex makes custom injection molded packaging for the beauty, health care and consumer products markets.
Toly Products makes a variety of packaging products, including jars, compacts, bottles, tubes, roll-on dispensers, droppers and pipettes. The company has manufacturing locations in Malta, Shenzhen, China, and Bucheon, South Korea.
"We aim to offer the advantages of a large fully integrated group while maintaining the autonomy, agility and entrepreneurial spirit of private, independent companies," Sussex IM CEO Keith Everson said in a statement.
Doug Goodman is a retired sales representative for Sussex IM. "Stock and modified stock products are increasingly popular with beauty brands these days. The pairing of Toly and Sussex represents quality, customer service and enhanced speed to market," he said in a statement.
The companies said Toly's strength in sales, marketing and product development will help Sussex IM. And Sussex IM's "state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the USA will enable better service and time to market for beauty brands in the Americas."
"It is a team that will benefit our beauty industry customers around the world," Toly Products CEO Andy Gatesy said in a statement.
The company says joining forces will allow the partnership to serve brands with manufacturing in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Toly also has sales offices in Malta, France, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Korea and the United States.