kdc/one to Acquire V Manufacturing and Logistics

Knowlton Development Corporation (kdc/one), a global leader providing value-added solutions for beauty, personal care, and home care brands, continues to grow with the announced agreement to acquire V Manufacturing & Logistics (VML), an innovative value-added manufacturer specializing in small batch beauty and personal care products based in Walnut, California. Financial terms were not disclosed.

VML’s expertise in small batch formulation and manufacturing will enhance kdc/one’s ability to offer end-to-end integrated solutions to fast growing beauty brands, enabling them to stay ahead of industry trends and efficiently bring products to market. The introduction of a small run specialist to the network will also provide the necessary flexibility to offer personalized product capabilities to brands across the organization’s portfolio.

“The addition of VML presents an enhanced value chain for fast growing brands to move through from concept development and formulation, to packaging and production,” said Nick Whitley, CEO, kdc/one. “VML will add operational excellence and an outstanding track record to our business complementing the formulation expertise of our Benchmark Laboratory operations, and the packaging design and production prowess of HCT. kdc/one’s full-service, end-to-end innovation network will deliver enhanced responsiveness, flexibility, and agility for countless beauty visionaries and entrepreneurs,” continues Whitley.

The kdc/one network has been purpose-built to scale with a customer’s needs. Each of its most recent acquisitions have seen kdc/one grow its operations, capabilities, and global platform to better serve its customers and anticipate their evolving requirements.

"V Manufacturing and Logistics could not have found a better home than kdc/one; we are excited to offer our customers access to the full range of innovative solutions offered by kdc/one” said Florence Nacino, CEO and President of VML. “Both companies are focused on delivering exceptional customer service. We have built VML on the customer trust earned through years of exceeding expectations and flawless execution. Joining a global network will now allow us to expand our reach and fuel the growth of incredible brands.”

The rapidly expanding West Coast network of kdc/one delivers unsurpassed creative design, innovation-driven research, customized product development, and precise manufacturing solutions to a broad range of beauty and personal care products including skincare, haircare, and color cosmetics.

About kdc/one

Headquartered in Longueuil, Québec, kdc/one is a trusted global provider of value-added solutions to many of the world’s leading brands in the beauty, personal care, and home care categories. The Company partners closely with both industry-leading consumer products companies and fast-growing independent brands in the ideation, formulation, design, packaging, and manufacturing of products. The innovative products that kdc/one has helped to develop are sold by its brand partners in more than 70 countries worldwide.

For more information, visit www.kdc-one.com.

About V Manufacturing & Logistics

V Manufacturing & Logistics, Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer of personal care products with an expertise in premium liquid-based skincare, haircare products, and over the counter (OTC) drug products. Founded in 2007, VML serves some of the most prestigious and emerging cosmetic companies throughout the United States from its FDA-registered and cGMP-compliant facility in Diamond Bar, CA. For more information, visit www.vmlcosmetics.com.