The New Albany International Business Park’s Personal Care and Beauty Campus has attracted global industry leaders as a result of its ability to seamlessly turnkey product design, manufacturing, labeling, packaging and distribution in one location and promote collaboration among campus partners. Since 2011, investment at the campus grew by 72%, from $164 million to $283 million.
Many Beauty Campus Tenants Expand Operations
Axium Plastics has completed two expansions to its original building that added 240,000 square feet of space. A new building that will be completed next month will increase capacity by an additional 145,000 square feet. VeePak is adding 70,000 square feet and Bocchi Laboratories is expanding by 75,000 square feet. Anomatic will add 70,000 square feet to its current facility. Amcor plans to add 60,000 square feet to its footprint. KDC is expanding its operations by 52,000 square feet.
Accessible Location Increases Speed to Market
The Personal Care and Beauty Campus features a highly accessible location within a 10-hour drive of 48% of the U.S. population. Campus companies benefit from a 24/7 intra-park shuttle that transports product between supply chain partners and two highway interchanges within the campus. In addition, the campus is only ten minutes away from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and 20 minutes from Rickenbacker Foreign Trade Zone #138.
Beauty Campus Approach, City Support Promote Growth
Many businesses credit the campus’ novel approach and the city’s expedited planning process for their decision to expand. “The support from the city, ability to meet aggressive timelines and ease at which development occurs here is a great advantage for us.” says Paul Judge, president of Axium Plastics. “The vertically-integrated supply park allows for the opportunity to collaborate with supply partners on the same campus to improve quality and increase operational efficiency, throughput and speed.