Naoyuki (Jeff) Soga, CEO/owner, Tokiwa Corp., stated: "This new U.S. facility will allow for our continued growth and expansion internationally, while helping us to better meet and serve the needs and expectations of our U.S. and European-based customers, by providing real-time responses, increased speed to market, reduced expenses/costs, and face-to-face dialogue and collaboration. Plus, it will allow us to reach new customers, with our U.S. made products.”
Tokiwa, which holds over 440 worldwide patents for its unique formulations and componentry, currently owns and operates five cosmetic manufacturing sites in Japan, plus others in China and the Philippines. It maintains sales offices in Tokyo, Paris, New York and Shanghai, to serve the needs of cosmetic companies and brands around the world.
The new facility, which will be FDA registered, will be located in Monroe Township, New Jersey. It encompasses a 153,000-plus square foot standalone building, located on 12-plus acres. The facility will be capable of producing OTC and SPF rated products and will operate under cGMP certification. Included will be a fully operational R&D laboratory, staffed with both Japanese and locally based formulators and chemists.
The products that will be produced in the U.S. facility will be many of the same items as currently produced in Japan. They will include: mechanical pencils for eyes/lips/brows/face; lipsticks/glosses/stains; powders—loose/pressed/dry/wet/cream; eyeliners—liquid/gel/lead; mascaras, eye shadows, foundations, plus many others. Tokiwa is a full-service provider, currently supplying nearly 90% of their products on a turnkey basis, utilizing both their original formulations and componentry.
Robert Congionti, VP of operations, stated: “Our company's objective is to deliver Japanese quality and standards at competitive prices for all our customers.” A planned completion date has been set for the beginning of the second quarter 2019.
Tokiwa Cosmetics America, LLC 7 Fitzgerald Avenue,
Monroe Township, NJ 08831 Phone: 1-732-992-8008
IMAGE: The new Tokiwa facility in New Jersey