VariBlend (, the world leader in the manufacture of custom-blending, dual-dispensing technology, announced the acquisition of state-of-the-art HUTT automatic fill- and final assembly equipment for its 20mm MiniMix®.

As part of VariBlend’s recently announced strategic partnership with Cosmax, the global giant in original design manufacturing (ODM) for the cosmetics industry, one of the HUTT systems will be installed at Cosmax’s Solon, OH headquarters. A second system is installed in Germany, for a combined annual capacity of 20 million units.

The new equipment will further enhance the VariBlend – Cosmax alliance, and benefit customers through streamlined supply chain efficiency in the lip gloss category, as well as eye, face and skin care segments. The slim profile and color blending capabilities of the VariBlend 20mm MiniMix® make it an exciting new packaging alternative for products delivered in various strengths.

HUTT has a 50-year heritage for development of innovative, precision automation systems that can handle the most demanding applications, with optimal assembly cycles. The company, founded by Rudi Hutt, is considered a leading global solutions provider, with more than 140 employees dedicated to the highest levels of customer service.

Cosmax’s U.S.-based high-speed filling complements VariBlend’s European capabilities. Cosmax also provides the bulk, and serves as a contract filler. The state-of-the-art, Solon, Ohio site is the first in America for the South Korea company. It is an Ohio-based, 330,000-square foot, former L’Oreal factory equipped to produce a wide range of cosmetic products in high volume with an annual capacity of more than 150 million units.