Laboratoires Biologiques Arval SA
Laboratoires Biologiques Arval SA is a cosmetics company that has been based in Conthey for over sixty years. It was formed in 1952 by Nadja Avalle and Jean-Pierre Rapaz and rapidly became established on the Swiss and international markets, building a solid reputation in the design and manufacture of high-quality customised products.
It is known mainly for its R&D activities, which result in luxury cosmetic products that incorporate leading-edge technology. These products are then packaged ready for retail sale or are delivered in bulk form for subsequent packaging by the client. The company’s head office is in Conthey.
Arval’s multidisciplinary team consists of chemical engineers, formulation engineers, pharmacists and laboratory technicians. The R&D team maintains a dialogue with clients, developing formulations that are tailored to their requirements. The company is a centre for innovation which monitors market trends so that it can remain at the forefront of cosmetic technology, via extensive research into a very wide range of formats (gels, emulsions, masks, foaming products, etc.).
The company’s large manufacturing centre enables a diverse range of products to be produced and allows tremendous flexibility in the production quantities, which can range from 50kg to several tonnes.
Quality is very important at Laboratoires Biologiques Arval SA. The company is certified to ISO 22716 (2007), the standard for good manufacturing practices for the cosmetics industry.
Arval’s market is international, covering both Europe and Asia. It includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Japan, where the “made in Switzerland” label is an assurance of quality. Products are developed so that they comply with the legislation in each country in which they are distributed.