Maison Lavande completes its set up in a brand new $16 million advanced

Fragrance home Maison Lavande’s new $16 million manufacturing facility will enable it to take care of management of all its operations and improve productiveness by hiring extra shoppers as subcontractors.

Since final spring, Maison Lavande has moved into the premises of its new manufacturing facility, La Fabrique des Filles, within the Saint-Eustache industrial park. “The commissioning of the bespoke tools for the design and packaging of the perfumery merchandise has simply been accomplished,” explains Nancie Ferron, co-owner and vice-president of Maison Lavande.

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Photograph Genevieve Quessy

“We had custom-made packaging machines. It takes a very long time to grasp, it requires quite a lot of trial and error and it requires quite a lot of customization on the a part of the staff, however after this familiarization interval we’re able to speak in confidence to different shoppers. ” She explains.

Made out of his vegetation

Most of Maison Lavande’s magnificence and family cleansing merchandise made on the new manufacturing facility are created from the 100,000 lavender vegetation rising within the fields 7 km away. The corporate additionally manufactures merchandise for different firms, accounting for 20% of its manufacturing.

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Photograph Genevieve Quessy

“There should not many laboratories of our measurement and they’re in excessive demand. The others are very giant and settle for contracts with a minimal of merchandise to be manufactured and even very small portions,” explains Nancie Ferron.

The brand new 64,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, constructed at a price of $16 million, now homes the corporate’s administrative places of work, laboratory, manufacturing and product packaging areas, and on-line retailer.

The smooth constructing, lit by giant home windows, outfitted with an enormous central espresso bar and a cactus backyard, was designed by architect Jean-François Dupuis and inside designer Marie-Eve Issa to make it comfy for the forty workers, most of whom are girls, explains Nancie Ferron.

“All over the place there are home windows overlooking the encircling fields, even within the warehouses. For people who find themselves used to working in factories, it adjustments their lives,” says the entrepreneur fortunately.

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Nancie Ferron, co-owner and vice chairman of Maison Lavande. Photograph Genevieve Quessy

Established in 2009

Since Maison Lavande was based in 2009 by Nancie Ferron and her husband Daniel Joannette, now Vice President and President, their dream of making an excellent fragrance home has come true. Their two daughters, Marjolaine and Florence, who’ve been with the corporate for ten years, grew to become shareholders in 2020. Marjolaine was model supervisor and vice chairman of communications and Florence was normal supervisor of the 2 firms.

Maison Lavande’s merchandise should not solely bought on-line and on the farm, however are additionally out there in six shops: in Laval, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Saint-Bruno, Chicoutimi and Quebec Metropolis. “Opening a boutique in Montreal might be one among our subsequent tasks,” says Nancie Ferron.

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