Profile: Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL)
16 Mar 2018
Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate), incorporated on July 25, 1923, is a consumer products company. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care product segment is operated through five geographic segments, which include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa/Eurasia. It is engaged in oral care business with toothpaste and manual toothbrush brands around the world. The Company's oral care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer, Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes, Colgate 360 degree and Colgate Slim Soft manual toothbrushes and Colgate Optic White, Colgate Total and Colgate Plax mouthwashes. Colgate's Oral Care business also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals.
The Company is also engaged in various product categories of the personal care market with operations in liquid hand soap, which it sells under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. The Company's personal care products also include Palmolive, Sanex and Softsoap brand shower gels, Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick and Sanex deodorants and antiperspirants. The Company's personal care business outside the United States includes Palmolive and Caprice shampoos and conditioners. The Company manufactures and markets a range of products for the home care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy's Oil Soap. Colgate also produces fabric softeners with brands, including Suavitel in Latin America, Soupline in Europe and Cuddly in the South Pacific.
The Company, through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment (Hill's), manufactures pet nutrition products for dogs and cats. Hill's markets pet foods primarily under three brands: Hill's Science Diet, a range of products for everyday nutritional needs; Hill's Prescription Diet, a range of therapeutic products to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats, and Hill's Ideal Balance, a range of products with natural ingredients. The Pet Nutrition segment has manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Topeka, Kansas; Emporia, Kansas, and Richmond, Indiana. The Pet Nutrition segment has manufacturing and warehousing facilities in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
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NEW YORK NY 10022-7402
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