Belgium-based Ontex Group, a supplier of personal care products, has opened a new facility in Stokesdale, North Carolina. The facility employs nearly 100 people and manufactures baby diapers for retailers and lifestyle brands. Ontext plans to expand its production and workforce to also manufacture other product categories. It will support growing customer demand with almost half the US population located within 1,000km of the facility.

In a press release, chief executive officer Esther Berrozpe commented: “We are proud to invest in local production within the US to meet the growing demand for our essential hygiene products from millions of North Americans. This investment provides Ontex with both a west and east coast supply chain footprint in a key market where we see significant opportunity to grow and develop our business.”

The Stokesdale facility complements Ontex’s plant in Tijuana, Mexico, to supply the growing partner brand market in North America. It is the company’s second investment in North Carolina since 2020, when it acquired the US feminine hygiene products business from Albaad Massout Yitshak.