On October 28th, 2019, Vantage™ was joined by employees, family press and members of the Tucson community to open its new facility dedicated to the extraction and refining of natural oils. The Tucson facility plays an important role in the company’s integrated capabilities with the production of jojoba oil, a major natural ingredient broadly used within the beauty and personal care industry.
“The plant here in Tucson is a node in our global infostructure for jojoba,” said Serge Rogasik, Senior Executive Vice President of Personal Care at Vantage™. “We do one of the most important steps here which is the crushing of the seeds and refining of the oil. We are proud to reveal our brand new, high-capacity machinery that will produce large amounts jojoba oil for the beauty and personal care industry.”
The jojoba oil produced in Tucson will be shipped to beauty manufacturers worldwide and will also be further processed at other Vantage™ facilities to create a wide variety of personal care ingredients. In the last five years, there has been an increase of 70% of new products that have been launched with jojoba oil. This sustainable ingredient aligns with many beauty industry challenges such as; reduction of the depletion of natural resources, elimination of non-biodegradable micro-beads, replacement of fossil carbon-based oils and removal of non-sustainable polymers.
The opening of this new facility reinforces the global leading position of Vantage™ in jojoba oil and derivatives as well as reiterates the Vantage commitment to not only Tucson but to the Arizona communities as well. The facility will employ 13 full-time employees.
Vantage™ is a global natural chemistry company that creates, produces and sources high-end and tailored specialty chemicals and ingredients incorporated into everyday products that nourish, care sustain, and enhance performance. Back-integrated into natural oils and oleo chemistry, we use science to transform naturally-derived products by bringing technology from the lab into the global marketplace.