MRO Magazine

Sunstar Opens Global Oral Care Site in Schaumburg, Illinois


June 7, 2016
By Business Wire News

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.

Sunstar Group, a global oral care, health & beauty, chemicals and motorcycle parts conglomerate, headquartered in Etoy, Switzerland, today announced the opening of its new, global oral care site with larger office, manufacturing, R&D and distribution space in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA. Sunstar Group will accelerate the expansion of its global oral care business utilizing this facility.

Sunstar relocated its former sites in Chicago and Elgin to the new Schaumburg site beginning last fall. The new 302,000 sq. ft. facility is located on an 80 acre greenfield site. In addition to toothbrush and pharmaceutical products production, the new manufacturing area, with improved hygienic environment and state-of-the-art equipment will allow expansion of product categories such as toothpastes (paste, gel, liquid), cosmetics and other high quality products to supply the global market. The size of the research laboratories has doubled to further the development of expanded product categories.

“Our newest operation in Schaumburg is just the latest investment the Sunstar group has made to allow us to meet the growing global demand for our products here in North America and around the world. We will expand our product range with new and innovative products, leveraging the new state-of-the-art R&D facilities and expanded range of manufacturing expertise,” said Richard McMahon, Oral Care Company President of the Sunstar Group.

About the Sunstar Group

The Sunstar Group of companies, a global organization headquartered in Switzerland serves oral health care professionals and consumers in 90 countries around the world. Sunstar’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people everywhere via its four business areas: mouth and body, health and beauty, healthy home, safety and technology. Sunstar Americas, Inc. provides quality oral care products under the GUM®, Butler® and GUIDOR® brands.

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Weber Shandwick
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