Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, announces its intention to split its businesses into two new entities, from the 1st July 2021.

Those entities will be named Colep Packaging and Colep Consumer Products. The RAR Group, sole shareholder of Colep, will remain the 100% shareholder of both new entities.

This decision comes from the realisation that, although serving similar industries, the packaging and contract manufacturing businesses of Colep are essentially different, both operationally and strategically.

The current marketplace requires companies to be more agile and act faster. This split will provide the respective management teams with the required autonomy and empowerment to meet their customers’ and remaining stakeholders’ expectations and therefore, to achieve their strategic ambitions.

Colep has started the required legal procedures to complete this operation.

To lead the new companies Colep is appointing Paulo Sousa to become the CEO of Colep Packaging and Pierfranco Accardo to become the CEO of Colep Consumer Products. Both appointments will be effective from the 1st July 2021.

Paulo Sousa, currently the Managing Director of Colep’s Packaging Division, has been with the company for approximately 20 years, having successfully held commercial and operations leadership positions in both the Consumer Products and the Packaging Divisions.

Pierfranco Accardo, currently the Managing Director of the Consumer Products Division, joined Colep in January 2021, after a successful career in Consultancy and Contract Manufacturing within the Wellness, Healthcare and Beauty industries. Before joining Colep, Pierfranco held CEO positions at Art Cosmetics and Chromavis Fareva.

Colep’s current Healthcare Division will become part of Colep Consumer Products and will continue to enjoy a high level of autonomy under the leadership of its Managing Director, Christian Schmidt.

Vitor Neves, Colep´s current CEO and future Chairman of both new entities commented: “The step we are now taking is very important to empower the management team of each of our businesses to strengthen their position in their respective markets. I’m sure that Paulo and Pierfranco will bring their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to lead their respective organisations to grow each of their businesses and provide our stakeholders with higher levels of satisfaction.”


For further information, please contact:

Laura Grant, Marketing Manager

Colep Consumer Products, is pleased to announce the launch of our new All About Colour range of hair toners and colour maintain products.

The range combines Ice Blonde toner products for platinum blonde hair and Root Touch-up products for coloured hair.

The Ice Blonde product range contain a shampoo, conditioner, toner drops, mousse and Root-Touch ups. Toner products really are a good example of how the salon has been brought to the home, allowing consumers to extend and refresh the look of their hair colour.

Root Touch-ups offer ultimate convenience and fantastic efficacy.  

There have been an increasing number of Root Touch-up products launched in the past two years, fuelled in part by the Covid-19 pandemic, which increased the time between salon visits, resulting in more obvious root growth for many.  Disguising root growth has become more of a hair concern, than it ever has been before.

The aerosol is ideal for this application, which requires a targeted, even distribution of colour.  Precise coverage is achieved, ensuring consumers feel in control and confident with their look. The range comes in five available shades: Black, Red, Dark Brown, Medium Brown and Blonde.

For further information, please contact: Sarah Francis,

Product Category Manager,

Colep Consumer Products