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Family owned and operated since 1992, Chris Thorpe founded HCT with his wife Clare and eldest son James out of a spare room in his London home. Chris was a passionate innovator and a true pioneer in our industry. He forged relationships with and supported young brands, some of which remain HCT’s clients today. In 2000, Chris’ son Tim Thorpe joined the company. He officially became president and CEO in 2013 with a mission to continue building on his father’s legacy. Under Tim’s supervision, HCT has vertically integrated to provide full service, turnkey solutions for clients across the globe
As global leaders in packaging innovation, HCT Group specializes in the design and manufacturing of cosmetics packaging. We offer the unique ability to completely customize components with assistance from a large team of expert designers and engineers. In addition to custom packaging, HCT Group has over 1200 stock components for every beauty category that vary in size, shape and functionality.
Stock packaging is a great option for customers looking for affordable packaging that will get them to market faster. HCT’s innovation team incorporates the latest trends and technologies to create truly remarkable pieces that stand out. Whether you are launching one product, or an entire line of products, HCT gives you the ability to choose from a growing selection of component innovations, capabilities, overall aesthetics and deco designs.
HCT’s R+D team collaborates with the most outstanding labs globally, to create exceptional formulas that range from color to skin care. With our own controlled factories, we have a global footprint for research, development, and formulation. HCT formulas are also customizable and uniquely designed through cutting-edge technologies.
HCT Brushes specializes in creating premium quality beauty tools and solutions that fall into the many segments of the cosmetics industry. Driven by a team of passionate beauty experts, HCT Brushes draws inspiration from the latest trends, artistry techniques and cutting-edge innovations.
Customers are given the ability to choose from a unique library of advanced materials, customizable finishes and decorative options. In addition to premium cosmetic brushes and chic storage solutions, HCT Brushes also provides clients with many different added value tools and accessories such as, sponges, eyelashes, eyelash curlers, tweezers and personal care accessories.
All tools and accessories are available in unique shapes, sizes and finishes or can be custom tooled to meet the personalization standards of any beauty brand.
As sole suppliers of the globally patented Cooling Tip Technology ZAMAC Applicators, HCT Metals recognizes the importance of engineering innovative solutions for its customers through superior quality metal components. We specialize in ZAMAC applicators and packaging components, stamped aluminum deco plates, fragrance and liquor caps as well as truly superior electroplating.
HCT Skincare is an industry leader in offering innovative formulas and packaging to serve the diverse needs of our clients. Whether it’s clean beauty, K-Beauty, or CBD skincare, HCT’s expertise in skincare formulations combined with our extensive selection of airless packaging, delivers a truly unique 360⁰ solution. Developed for the most sensitive skin, we offer formulas in a variety of textures, including liquids, creams, gels, and pastes.
We seek out optimal dispensing systems for each formula, making sure we protect the integrity and shelf life of the most organic and complex formulations. Highly trusted by many acclaimed skincare brands, our know-how in both formulas and packaging ensures our products reflect the trends and needs of the industry.