Sites

The IR&D Center
and the production site

Since 1957, Laboratoires Expanscience has been based just south of Paris in Epernon (Eure-et-Loir). The 6 buildings that make up the facilities are all located on the same 9 ha site.
A cutting-edge production facility

A cutting-edge production facility

The whole value chain is an integral part of the business – from research to production and distribution.

 

In particular, the facility has special equipment for continuous emulsification and molecular distillation.

 

Molecular distillation is an exclusive process that has made us the global leader in avocado and soya unsaponifiables.

 

A strong link between research and production

67 million products manufactured

Every year, the site manufactures 55 million dermo-cosmetics product units and 12 million pharmaceutical product units.

67 million products manufactured
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    1 The R&D center

    Scientists from different backgrounds discover new active ingredients and develop the innovative formulas of the future.
    The safety, quality and efficacy division is responsible for making sure products comply with regulatory and internal requirements.
    There is one guiding principle: priority to naturalness, safety and efficacy.

  2. 2

    2 Dermo-cosmetic

    This is where Mustela products are manufactured.
    Laboratoires Expanscience's range is very diverse and includes both creams and liquids. There are 62 formulas altogether. 40 tons of products are manufactured every day.

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    3 Pharmaceutical production unit

    1,500,000 capsules of Piasclédine 300 are manufactured every day.

  4. 4

    4 Naturally-sourced active ingredient production unit

    This is where Expanscience's long established expertise is housed and where avocado and soya unsaponifiables are produced using an exclusive molecular distillation and plant extraction method. It is also where some active ingredients used by other players in the cosmetics industry are developed. The building was designed in accordance with High Environmental Quality standards.

  5. 5

    5 Packaging units

    80 Expanscience employees work at these manufacturing facilities.
    290,000 products come off the eight dermo-cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging lines every day. Quality and safety checks are carried out at every stage. The whole process is carried out rigorously and meticulously.

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    5 Packaging units

    80 Expanscience employees work at these manufacturing facilities.
    290,000 products come off the eight dermo-cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging lines every day. Quality and safety checks are carried out at every stage. The whole process is carried out rigorously and meticulously.

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    6 Reception and dispatching platform

    Every day, four lorries deliver 120 pallets to this platform.
    Six lorries leave every day, transporting 180 product pallets to more than 110 countries.

The Épernon production site
  1. 1

    1 The R&D center

    Scientists from different backgrounds discover new active ingredients and develop the innovative formulas of the future.
    The safety, quality and efficacy division is responsible for making sure products comply with regulatory and internal requirements.
    There is one guiding principle: priority to naturalness, safety and efficacy.

  2. 2

    2 Dermo-cosmetic

    This is where Mustela products are manufactured.
    Laboratoires Expanscience's range is very diverse and includes both creams and liquids. There are 62 formulas altogether. 40 tons of products are manufactured every day.

  3. 3

    3 Pharmaceutical production unit

    1,500,000 capsules of Piasclédine 300 are manufactured every day.

  4. 4

    4 Naturally-sourced active ingredient production unit

    This is where Expanscience's long established expertise is housed and where avocado and soya unsaponifiables are produced using an exclusive molecular distillation and plant extraction method. It is also where some active ingredients used by other players in the cosmetics industry are developed. The building was designed in accordance with High Environmental Quality standards.

  5. 5

    5 Packaging units

    80 Expanscience employees work at these manufacturing facilities.
    290,000 products come off the eight dermo-cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging lines every day. Quality and safety checks are carried out at every stage. The whole process is carried out rigorously and meticulously.

  6. 5

    5 Packaging units

    80 Expanscience employees work at these manufacturing facilities.
    290,000 products come off the eight dermo-cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging lines every day. Quality and safety checks are carried out at every stage. The whole process is carried out rigorously and meticulously.

  7. 6

    6 Reception and dispatching platform

    Every day, four lorries deliver 120 pallets to this platform.
    Six lorries leave every day, transporting 180 product pallets to more than 110 countries.

A strong link between research and production

One of the things that sets us apart from our competitors is our commitment to encouraging a strong link between research and production (the IR&D centre is only 20 m away from the manufacturing facilities).

The relationship between the two is maintained in particular by the women and men who – thanks to their dual expertise – facilitate the transposition of our researchers' innovations to the manufacturing lines.

 

A voluntary CSR strategy

The Épernon production site has been ISO 14001 certified since 2013. This reference framework is used to assess each company's environmental performance.

 

Within this logic of continuous improvement, Expanscience is committed to an action plan to reduce its environmental impact that has provided very positive initial results between 2010 and 2015. Going further in 2016, Expanscience has set ambitious new targets for 2020 with its Better Living Program: reducing water and gas and consumption and waste production by 50% and its electricity consumption by 30% (per 100 units produced, between 2010 and 2020).

 

A building in which molecular distillation and plant extraction are carried out was built in 2011 in accordance with the French HEQ norms (High Environmental Quality).

 

All staff are made aware of this strategy and are involved in implementing it with the help of clearly defined targets.

 

A voluntary CSR strategy

International business

A global presence

With 16 subsidiaries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Spain, US, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia) and 102 distributor countries, international business accounts for 61.9% of the company's turnover and is a real growth lever.

A global presence

16 Subsidiaries

  • Australia

    Suite 107-108
    685 Burke Rd
    CAMBERWELL VIC 3124

    Tel.: +61 3 9006 1780

    Fax.: +61 3 9006 1785

    E-mail: AU-SHARED-INFO@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.com.au

  • Belgique

    Sphere Business Park
    Z3 Doornveld 124 2C1
    1731 ZELLIK

    Tel.: + 32 2 466 38 26

    Fax.: +32 2 466 23 03

    E-mail: mustela@expanscience.be

    Website: www.expanscience.be

  • Brasil

    Rua Samuel Morse nº 74 - conj. 162 - 16º Andar
    Brooklin - São Paulo/SP
    04576-060

    Tel.: 11 3331-4640

    Website: www.expanscience.com.br

  • Canada

    2001, Boul. Robert-Bourassa
    Bureau 1769
    Montréal (Québec) H3A 2A6

    Tel.: + 1 514 228 7540

    Website: www.expanscience.ca

  • China

    22/F ONE Lujiazui
    68 Yin Cheng Road (C) Pudong
    Shanghai 200120

  • España

    C/Marie Curie n°7
    Edifício β - 1a planta - oficina 1.6
    28521 Rivas-Vaciamadrid MADRID

    Tel.: + 34 91 601 10 70

    Fax.: + 34 91 601 10 76

    E-mail: infomustela@expanscience.es

    Website: www.expanscience.es

  • Hong Kong

    21/F FCCHK On Hing Building
    1, On Hing Terrace
    Central, Hong Kong

  • France

    1 place des Saisons
    92048 PARIS La Défense

    Tel.: +33 1 43 34 60 00

    Fax.: +33 1 43 34 61 00

    E-mail: info@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.com

  • Italia

    Via Moncucco 20/22
    20142 MILANO

    Tel.: +39 02 84 74 72 01

    Fax.: +39 02 89 54 04 36

    E-mail: it-gd-info@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.it

  • México

    Blvd Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra 233
    Colonia Granada
    C.P. 11520 México, D.F. MEXICO

    Tel.: +52 55 55 84 31 90

    Fax.: +52 55 55 84 31 14

    Website: www.expanscience.mx

  • Polska

    Ul. Żelazna 67/78
    00-871 WARSZAWA

    Tel.: +48 22 403 41 52

    Fax.: +48 22 403 51 73

    E-mail: kontakt@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.pl

  • Portugal

    Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar
    No 21 – 4o Esq.
    1050-012 LISBOA

    Tel.: +351219379520

    Fax.: +351219379533

    E-mail: portugal@expanscience.pt

    Website: www.expanscience.pt

  • Россия

    Podkopaevsky per 4
    business center Noev Kovcheg
    109028 MOSCOW

    Tel.: +7 495 787 75 01

    E-mail: contract@exp-rus.ru

    Website: www.expanscience.ru

  • Suisse

    Rue Jacques Grosselin, 8
    CP 1035
    1211 GENEVE 26

    Tel.: +41 22 308 44 00

    Fax.: +41 22 308 44 44

  • Türkiye

    Barbaros Mah. Kardelen Sok. No 2
    Palladium Tower Kat 18
    34746 ATASEHIR ISTANBUL

    Tel.: +90 216 386 38 13

    Fax.: +90 216 386 36 47

    E-mail: info@expanscience.com.tr

    Website: www.expanscience.com.tr

  • USA

    60 East 56th Street
    6th Floor
    New York, NEW YORK 10022

    Tel.: +1 800 422 2987

    Fax.: +1 212 614 7369

    E-mail: info@mustelausa.com

    Website: www.expanscience.us

International business - Subsidiaries of Expanscience laboratories
Contact our subsidiaries
  • Australia

    Suite 107-108
    685 Burke Rd
    CAMBERWELL VIC 3124

    Tel.: +61 3 9006 1780

    Fax.: +61 3 9006 1785

    E-mail: AU-SHARED-INFO@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.com.au

  • Belgique

    Sphere Business Park
    Z3 Doornveld 124 2C1
    1731 ZELLIK

    Tel.: + 32 2 466 38 26

    Fax.: +32 2 466 23 03

    E-mail: mustela@expanscience.be

    Website: www.expanscience.be

  • Brasil

    Rua Samuel Morse nº 74 - conj. 162 - 16º Andar
    Brooklin - São Paulo/SP
    04576-060

    Tel.: 11 3331-4640

    Website: www.expanscience.com.br

  • Canada

    2001, Boul. Robert-Bourassa
    Bureau 1769
    Montréal (Québec) H3A 2A6

    Tel.: + 1 514 228 7540

    Website: www.expanscience.ca

  • China

    22/F ONE Lujiazui
    68 Yin Cheng Road (C) Pudong
    Shanghai 200120

  • España

    C/Marie Curie n°7
    Edifício β - 1a planta - oficina 1.6
    28521 Rivas-Vaciamadrid MADRID

    Tel.: + 34 91 601 10 70

    Fax.: + 34 91 601 10 76

    E-mail: infomustela@expanscience.es

    Website: www.expanscience.es

  • Hong Kong

    21/F FCCHK On Hing Building
    1, On Hing Terrace
    Central, Hong Kong

  • France

    1 place des Saisons
    92048 PARIS La Défense

    Tel.: +33 1 43 34 60 00

    Fax.: +33 1 43 34 61 00

    E-mail: info@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.com

  • Italia

    Via Moncucco 20/22
    20142 MILANO

    Tel.: +39 02 84 74 72 01

    Fax.: +39 02 89 54 04 36

    E-mail: it-gd-info@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.it

  • México

    Blvd Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra 233
    Colonia Granada
    C.P. 11520 México, D.F. MEXICO

    Tel.: +52 55 55 84 31 90

    Fax.: +52 55 55 84 31 14

    Website: www.expanscience.mx

  • Polska

    Ul. Żelazna 67/78
    00-871 WARSZAWA

    Tel.: +48 22 403 41 52

    Fax.: +48 22 403 51 73

    E-mail: kontakt@expanscience.com

    Website: www.expanscience.pl

  • Portugal

    Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar
    No 21 – 4o Esq.
    1050-012 LISBOA

    Tel.: +351219379520

    Fax.: +351219379533

    E-mail: portugal@expanscience.pt

    Website: www.expanscience.pt

  • Россия

    Podkopaevsky per 4
    business center Noev Kovcheg
    109028 MOSCOW

    Tel.: +7 495 787 75 01

    E-mail: contract@exp-rus.ru

    Website: www.expanscience.ru

  • Suisse

    Rue Jacques Grosselin, 8
    CP 1035
    1211 GENEVE 26

    Tel.: +41 22 308 44 00

    Fax.: +41 22 308 44 44

  • Türkiye

    Barbaros Mah. Kardelen Sok. No 2
    Palladium Tower Kat 18
    34746 ATASEHIR ISTANBUL

    Tel.: +90 216 386 38 13

    Fax.: +90 216 386 36 47

    E-mail: info@expanscience.com.tr

    Website: www.expanscience.com.tr

  • USA

    60 East 56th Street
    6th Floor
    New York, NEW YORK 10022

    Tel.: +1 800 422 2987

    Fax.: +1 212 614 7369

    E-mail: info@mustelausa.com

    Website: www.expanscience.us

Continuous and selective development

Continuous and selective development

By 2020, our aim is for 75% of our turnover to be generated by international business.

 

In all of the countries in which we operate, we give preference to very carefully chosen selective distribution channels.