Evolving from the strong performance of our own brands in the market, Lee-Chem Laboratories has experienced the increasing demand for private label manufacturing, both with local and international customers. Through a process of selection, we choose products that fit within our current range.
Strategically, we have opted to focus on those categories where we possess the inherent skills, experience and expertise, as well as the required infrastructure to support it. As a result we are able to offer personal-care products over a broad spectrum of categories including cosmetics, male shaving and grooming, skin preparations and unisex body care. Our internationally standardised and recognised GMP accreditation with ISO 22716 2007 enables us to meet the stringent quality demands of first-world countries in Europe, America and Australasia. Strict client confidentiality is also part of this assurance.
In addition to offering either stock or customised formulations, we are strongly positioned to facilitate a full-spectrum offering, following on from product development, through to creative concept and design, printing, packaging as well as marketing support material in the form of POS, press releases, etc. As is standard in the industry, MOQs do apply.
Lee-Chem Laboratories has also had the mandate from IBOs to partner with them for the manufacture of products under license, and to facilitate the role of supplier and distributor in South Africa and the rest of Africa. With a localised supply chain, the key benefit is a saving on freight and import costs of between 30 – 40%. Another significant advantage is that the impact of the R/$ or R/€ exchange is mitigated.
With over 50 years' experience in servicing the retail industry, Lee-Chem Laboratories has a well-established sales, administrative, warehousing and distribution system with the necessary protocols, personnel and infrastructure in place to offer seamless and efficient introduction of goods, both in South Africa and other countries on the continent.
Over time, opportunities have arisen for us to represent independently owned brands, carefully selected to ensure that they are non-conflicting and complement our existing brand stable.
Our operational service also assists our IBOs with both inward and outward bound logistics. We are well-situated close to Durban Port, the busiest port on the continent in Southern Africa, positioning us as the ideal hub both in and out of Sub-Saharan Africa. Whether you require our turn-key offering or a tailor-made solution for your products, we have the systems in place to meet your requirements.