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Production Plants

SEPPIC operates 4 production sites: 3 in Europe and 1 in Asia. Each site respects the strictest standards for quality, traceability and safety as defined by SEPPIC's industrial policy and requested by customers.

Castres production plant (France)

Primarily dedicated to the health and beauty sectors, the production plant in Castres, located on an 8-hectare site, employs 200 people and manufactures 600 different products. It operates in synergy with SEPPIC's R&D laboratories located nearby.

The Castres plant specializes in the production of:

  • Cosmetic excipients and actives,
  • Pharmaceutical excipients (human and veterinary markets),
  • Industrial surfactants.

Respect for the environment is a priority at SEPPIC. Over 35% of the raw materials used are derived from plants, while the site carefully restricts its environmental footprint by means of:

  • A station equipped with four water pre-treatment pools,
  • Controlled drainage of rainwater,
  • Selective waste sorting,
  • 3 gas emissions treatment units.

The Castres production plant has been awarded certifications in line with the latest standards for quality (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001) and occupationnal health/safety (OHSAS 18001).

It complies with the current best production practices (European GMP, part 2), as approved by the National Agency for Medicines Security (ANSM) for vaccine adjuvants and injectable surfactants for human use.

Qing Pu production plant (Shanghai, China)

SEPPIC first production site in Asia, the SSCS (SEPPIC Shanghai Chemical Specialities Co. Ltd.) plant opened in 2007 in the Qing Pu industrial zone. It concentrates on the production of pharmaceuticals and veterinary products. The plant covers some 6,700 m² and employs a team of 17 people.

The Qing Pu plant has also been awarded certifications in line with the latest standards for quality (ISO 9001), the environment (ISO 14001) and occupational health/safety (OHSAS 18001). The Chinese authorities have classified the plant as "respecting the environment".

Pontrieux production plant (BiotechMarine, France)

Situated in Pontrieux, Brittany, BiotechMarine’s site is specialized in the manufacturing of active ingredients derived from marine biotechnologies for the cosmetics industry. This site includes research and analytical laboratories and a production plant.

The plant employs 18 people and manufactures more than 60 different products, on an 3,5-hectare site.

Pau production plant (Serdex, France)

Situated in Pau, South West of France, Serdex site is specialized in the manufacturing of active ingredients for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, extracted from Malagasy plants. This site includes research and analytical laboratories and a production plant.

The plant employs 31 people and manufactures more than 20 different products with 2 production units.

Serdex complies with good Manufacturing Pratices (GMP) for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients.