This is the largest part of our business. We manufacture baby diapers and baby pants for retailers as well as our own brands. They are designed to bring affordable comfort to babies and peace of mind to parents.
Discretion, protection and dignity are the three key considerations in the design and manufacture of our light, medium and heavy incontinence solutions. Products include pads, pants, adult diapers and underpads, which are sold through healthcare institutions as well as directly to retailers and other customers and consumers
By providing a range of products such as ultra-towels, fluff towels, panty liners and tampons we are able to respond to the different needs and lifestyles of women. All have innovative features that offer protection and comfort at all times.
The resilience of our business, our ability to adapt and the hard work, determination and creativity of our people have all been vital elements in the year’s performance.
The Ontex Group’s diversity in terms of geography and segments has clearly helped this year. And that diversity is something we plan to build on.
In February, Ontex officially opened its new factory in Radomsko, Poland. The plant’s four lines help us better serve the growing eastern European market.
Ontex Eeklo won the prestigious ‘Factory of the Future’ award from Belgian sector organization Agoria for the second time in two years. The award recognizes the plant’s efforts to future-proof operations and its focus on ecological production and sustainable innovation.
The Ontex plant in Eeklo, Belgium installed a large industrial solar power system. The photovoltaic system comprises 7,200 solar modules that has the potential to generate over 2 Gigawatthours of green power per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 600 families. The system supplies 7.5% of the plant’s annual electricity requirements.
In the second quarter, we launched our company- wide Transform to Grow (T2G) program to boost our commercial focus and competitiveness and accelerate the execution of our strategic priorities. The aim is to turn Ontex into a stronger more profitable company and to enhance our ability to deliver sustainable growth.
A campaign for our much-heralded diaper subscription service in France, Little Big Change, won the top category award at the French Grand Prix Strategiés du Digital 2019. The film in question, where babies demand diapers with fewer chemical substances, featured on Facebook and TV and reached 40 million people in only a few weeks.
Encouraged by the success with French consumers, we also launched a Little Big Change subscription model for mums and dads in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.
In June, women and men from over 23 teams from 16 different Ontex locations came together to battle for the number one spot at the Ontex Football Cup 2019 in Belgium. After many games and seven hours of fun football two teams came out on top. Congratulations to the women’s team from Brazil and the men’s team from Mexico!
Ontex offers locally relevant affordable personal hygiene solutions, ensuring operational agility and proximity to the markets. We continue to leverage our scale and category expertise.
Our transformation plan T2G (Transform to Grow) touches every part of our business, reflected in the number and nature of the work streams (see image below). Each will help accel- erate our strategy. While we are adopting a step- by-step approach to implementation, the scope is holistic.