The manufacturing process at Le-sel Research is carried out in separate product-specific areas. These are relaxers, aerosols, skin care, toiletries and bath products. Within each of these areas, different processes, specific operations and combinations are possible.
The milling and mixing of powdered products are carried out in separate facilities to ensure no cross-contamination.
Bulk Manufacturing Equipment
Both 316 and 304 grade stainless steel mixing and storage tanks are utilised in the plant.
The Grand Central site has six discreet departments which focus on specific product types:
Packing Production Equipment
Product packing at the Grand Central site is separated into five discreet packing areas to prevent cross contamination of product types. These include:
Packing components warehouse
Le-sel Research holds packaging components and raw materials for many clients’ manufacturing needs. The packaging component warehouse is set on a massive 10 000 square meters facility that houses over 6 000 pallets of stock. The warehouse receives over 1 000 orders delivered monthly from over 200 different packaging suppliers from all over the globe. The stock is stored per client and internal storing and logistics managed by a highly skilled and experienced team of stock controllers.
Upon arrival, materials are sampled in hygienic booths and then scrutinized for any physical defects, analised appropriately for the product, and, if required, tested by our accredited laboratory before acceptance into the appointed warehouse area.
Raw Material warehouse
The raw materials are stored on our main production site within easy reach of manufacturing and dispensing departments. We receive raw materials ranging in size from 200 grams up to 30 000 kg loads. The biggest loads are delivered direct to our high volume bulk raw materials storage tanks. Raw materials are procured from all over SA and abroard if necessary. Raw materials are kept in temperature controlled and humidity monitored conditions including a 32 square meter fridge for fragrances and other materials requiring low temperature storage.
The raw materials are managed with the latest state-of-the-art barcode tracking system, which trace movements from receipt through to manufacture, always maintaining full visibility and traceability throughout the process.
Finished Goods warehouse
Finished goods are warehoused in a 1 700 square meter area awaiting dispatch to local distribution centres or directly to the clients. Very precise logistics from experienced teams make finished-goods delivery or collections happen correct, on-time and without delays. We move roughly about 200 pallets per day to clients and distribution centres and export stock to destinations such as the United States, Europe and Africa. We also work with clients who already have their own distribution chain in place and work closely with them to ensure pick-ups are scheduled and executed on time.