More than 40 years of French know-how

Founded in 1978 by Philippe and Jeanne Lemoine, Groupe Lemoine has developed unique expertise in the manufacture of cotton-based skin care and hygiene products. In just a few years, this small family business became the market leader in Europe and N° 2 in the world, with over 300 international customers and 10 factories on 5 continents. Recognised expertise, which is based not only on its capacity for innovation but also on its strong commitment to sustainable development.

1978 Lemoine industrial foundation in heart of Normandy, France 1985 Start of the cotton buds assembling in La Martinique, Normandy 1995 Integration of stick extrusion facilities in Flers, Normandy 1997 Start of coil production and plastic box injection in Athis de l'Orne, Normandie 1998 Creation of pleats and round cotton buds box production site in Flers, Normandy 1998 Acquisition of pads production plant in Emst, The Netherlands 1990-2010 International sales development 2010 After the destructive fire of La Martinique plant, relocation of buds assembly plant at La Blanchardière, Flers, Normandy 2010-2013 Construction of an new brand factory for the buds assembling activity in Caligny, Normandy 2014 Acquisition of Lemoine Germany, entity producing pads, pleats, balls and buds in Oederan, Germany 2015 Creation of Lemoine Estonia a pad production in Loo, Estonia 2016 Acquisition of Albasa, entity producing pads, pleats and balls in Saint Vicenç de Castellet, Spain 2017 Creation of Lemoine Philippines a ball production site in Binan, Philippines 2018 40 years anniversary of the Groupe and extension of Buds assembling facilities and merger of coil and carding process in Caligny, Normandy 2018 Creation of Lemoine Degasa Cotton Industry, a cotton buds production unit in Cuernavaca, Mexico 2019 Creation of Lemoine Textisol Cotton Industry, a web and pads production unit in Cocentaina, Spain 2017-2020 For many years now Groupe Lemoine teams are involved in sustainaibility at all level, on product as for instance with our 100% carton box and paper stick. In green energy but also through action to reduce waste as well in our purchase quality policy in favour of short circle 2020 During Covid-19 crisis, Groupe Lemoine has adpated the production tooling to produce rhino-pharyngeal swab in the French plant in Calingy, France 2020 In the meantime, our Dutch factory has installed a mask production unit to respond to the high demand of this medical device. Emst, The Netherlands