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INTERCOS BEAUTY WORLD 2019

Our history

Intercos Group is the biggest supplier in the cosmetics industry and the most important player in the research, development and production of beauty products in the world.

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Our history

THE FOUNDING YEARS

1972 – 1980

The Intercos Group was founded in 1972, when Dario Ferrari established the market’s first development, manufacturing and marketing firm for cosmetic products, single-handedly creating an entirely new industry revolving around the world of beauty.

1980 – 1990

1972 – 1980

STRATEGIC EVOLUTION AND GEOGRAPHICAL EXTENSION

1980 – 1990

During the 1980s, the Intercos Group began evolving in the creation, development and production of color cosmetics. During these years, the business expanded into other markets, particularly the United States, France and  the United Kingdom.

1991-1992

1980 – 1990

BECOMING A COSMETIC PENCILS EXPERT

1991-1992

During the early 1990s, the Group seized the opportunity to grow and strengthen its production, diversifying and extending its product portfolio. Through a joint venture, Intercos Group began producing its own cosmetic pencils, becoming a revolutionary in the creative formulation and design of makeup pencils.

1992-2000

1991-1992

FROM AMERICA TO ASIA

1992-2000

The 1990s was a significant decade for territorial and strategic advancement for the Intercos Group. In 1992, the Group consolidated its position on the US market and established Intercos America. Later in 1997, recognizing logistical advantages through the Eastern markets, Intercos began producing color cosmetics in Asia.

2000 – 2010

1992-2000

STRENGTHENING WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION & INNOVATION CAPACITY

2000 – 2010

In the 2000s, the Intercos Group gradually began strengthening its industrial capacity, opening a production plant in Congers (New York) in 2000 and China in 2003.

The mid-2000s was a time of expansion and advancement in skincare, with the acquisition of CRB in 2006. The year 2010  saw the opening of Vitalab, a company dedicated to the research and development of active ingredients, and the establishment of a laboratory in The Netherlands, CRB BENELUX,  dedicated to the exploratory research of new materials and active ingredients for cosmetics and skincare.

2011-2011

2000 – 2010

THE BIRTH OF PRISMA

2011-2011

The first half of 2011 saw the creation of the most innovative product to launch on the market from Intercos Group, the “Prisma Shine” (patented in Europe, United States, China and Japan). After an unprecedented amount of study and research, this revolutionary powder of unique performances and effects would go on to become an iconic product, from its outstanding color purity to design precision capabilities, for the entire cosmetic industry.

2011-2013

2011-2011

THE BRAZILIAN EXPANSION

2011-2013

In June 2011, the Group solidified its presence in South America with the establishment of Intercos do Brasil, with the purpose of specializing in the local market, developing and producing products suited for the territory.

2013 – 2014

2011-2013

HARNESSING THE INNOVATION OF SOUTH KOREA

2013 – 2014

South Korea is the global leader in face product creativity and development. Wanting to harness and include this expertise in their portfolio, Intercos and Shinsegae International created a joint venture called Shinsegae Intercos Korea in 2015. The Group has since been researching, developing, marketing and manufacturing the most novel and advanced Korean products for clients all over the world.

2015 – PRESENT

2013 – 2014

EVERY ASPECT OF BEAUTY

2015 – PRESENT

In August 2017, Intercos Group acquired the company Cosmint , expanding the Intercos Group’s range of products and mastery into body, hair and personal care. The following month, the company Drop Nail was merged by incorporation into Intercos Europe, adding nail polishes into the company’s portfolio of excellence. With production, laboratory and creative locations spanning across the globe, Intercos continues to prove its standing as the world’s powerhouse for all things beauty.

2015 – PRESENT