Colgate-Palmolive Co. profile and history video
Colgate-Palmolive Co. is a global consumer products company that is focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. The company sells its products around the world under brand names such as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. The company operates its business in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment is operated through four reportable operating segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/South Pacific and Greater Asia/Africa, all of which sell to a variety of retail and wholesale customers and distributors. Its Oral Care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes, Colgate 360 manual toothbrushes and Colgate and Colgate Plax mouth rinses. Its Oral Care business also includes dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. It manufactures and markets a wide array of products for Home Care, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy’s Oil Soap. Its Personal Care products also include Palmolive, Softsoap and Sanex brand shower gels, Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick and Sanex deodorants and antiperspirants. Its Personal Care business outside the U.S. includes Palmolive and Caprice shampoo and conditioners. The company, through its Hill’s Pet Nutrition segment, provides specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats. It markets pet foods primarily under two trademarks: Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. Oral, Personal and Home Care products include toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouth rinses, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches and other similar items. Pet Nutrition products include specialty pet nutrition products manufactured and marketed by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The company was founded by William Colgate in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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